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The Scottish Fishermen's Trust is a charity established to enable individuals and organisations to receive funding for projects related to the marine environment, education and safety at sea.

Recently, the Trust has supported the fishing industry by awarding grants from ring-fenced funds for the enhancement of stability records for fishing vessels undertaking guard vessel work and also the training of fishermen on the latest version of the FishSAFE unit. The Trust has also approved individual awards to fishermen to support their deck officer (skipper and mate) and engineering training as well as providing bursary support for students and backing for other educational projects such as the new library at University of Aberdeen (see image to right). A number of marine science related projects have also benefited from Trust funding.

For guidance and an application for funding please contact:

Derek Duthie
Company Secretary
Scottish Fishermen's Trust
24 Rubislaw Terrace
Aberdeen
AB10 1XE

Telephone No: 01224 646944
Fax No: 01224 647058
Email:  d.duthie@sff.co.uk

Closing dates for 2015 Applications are:

14 October 2015

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Latest News

28th August 2016

Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Marine Scotland Science published a study (27 August) on the impact of deep-sea trawling at depths of 600m or more.

According to the researchers in the study 'A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth', results from the research suggest there are conservation benefits to limiting deep-sea trawling down to depths of 600m and not any deeper.

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