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Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other […]

September 29th, 2015|General News|

North Sea cod stock on the increase

Commenting on the news that North Sea cod has been taken off the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) list of fish to avoid eating, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

“Whilst we believe North Sea cod should never have been classed as a fish to avoid in the first place, given that the […]

September 29th, 2015|General News, Press Release|

North Sea cod stock on the increase

Commenting on the news that North Sea cod has been taken off the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) list of fish to avoid eating, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

“Whilst we believe North Sea cod should never have been classed as a fish to avoid in the first place, given that the […]

September 25th, 2015|General News|

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

15th September 2015

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other limitations to keep […]

September 18th, 2015|General News|

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other limitations to keep landings to […]

September 15th, 2015|General News|

Help stop the rising tide of litter at Cairnbulg beach

Three organisations based in the north-east are joining forces this month to highlight the problems caused by marine litter and are seeking volunteers to help take action to clear an Aberdeenshire beach.

Aberdeenshire Council, KIMO UK and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation have organised a beach clean at Cairnbulg between 11am-3pm on Sunday, September 20 to coincide […]

September 8th, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|

SFF comment on landing figures for 2014

Commenting on the statistics published today (3 September) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2014 increased by 18 per cent in real terms from 2013 and the volume by 31 per cent, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:

“These […]

September 3rd, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|

SFF comment on deep-sea trawling study

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 […]

August 28th, 2015|Fisheries Science|

Gear Group established to develop innovative technology ahead of discard ban

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has secured advance funding from theEuropean Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and Marine Scotland for a project to develop and trial innovative fishing gear to reduce the amount of discards vessels will have to deal with when the discard ban is phased-in for demersal fisheries from 1 January 2016.

With the […]

August 17th, 2015|Discards, Fisheries Science|

SFF calls for study into impact of MPA measures on fishing communities

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging the Scottish Government to delay any final decision on the new management arrangements for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) until a proper analysis is made on the socio-economic impact on fishing communities on the West coast of Scotland.

In a letter to Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food […]

August 7th, 2015|Marine Protected Areas|