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Scots fishermen express disappointment at EU-Norway blue whiting catch arrangements

Scottish fishermen have expressed their extreme disappointment at the blue whiting catch arrangements for 2017 finalised at the EU-Norway talks for shared stocks which concluded in Bergen on 2 December.

The agreement, which the Scottish negotiating team voted against, will see an increased access arrangement for Norway, which will enable them to catch 68% of their […]

December 5th, 2016|IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS|

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation scoops green energy award

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) scooped a prestigious Scottish Green Energy Award for its work in enabling the fishing fleet to diversify into the offshore wind sector.

 The SFF and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were jointly nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the ‘Contribution to Skills’ award in recognition of their efforts in enabling active […]

December 2nd, 2016|General News|

Scots fishing industry underlines to MPs the sea of opportunity from Brexit

With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow (1 December), the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for our coastal communities.

The UK’s two main representative organisations for fishing, the SFF and the National Federation […]

November 30th, 2016|Brexit, Domestic Fisheries Policy|

UK fishermen’s federations adopt united stance on Brexit

The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) – have agreed upon common principles to ensure the best possible deal for coastal communities in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

 The two federations met in Edinburgh on Friday 25 November and agreed the […]

November 28th, 2016|Brexit, Domestic Fisheries Policy, IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS|

New President for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Ian Gatt, the chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting.

He takes over from Ross Dougal who had stepped down from the role due to ill health. A former fishermen and a past president of the SFF, […]

November 3rd, 2016|General News, SFF|

Brexit will help our coastal communities prosper

Brexit will deliver a sea of opportunity that will reinvigorate coastal and island communities and turn Scotland into a world class seafood harvesting nation, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), told guests at  tonight’s (2 November) Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh.

Speaking at the event, attended by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing […]

November 2nd, 2016|Brexit, General News|

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation shortlisted for prestigious green energy award

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has been shortlisted in the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards for its work in enabling the fishing fleet to diversify into the offshore wind sector.

The SFF and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were jointly nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the ‘Contribution to Skills’ award in recognition of their efforts […]

Scots fishers welcome commitment given to fishing by UK minister

Scottish fishermen have welcomed the recognition given today (3 October) by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom, of the important role fishing plays in UK food production.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the minister also stated that she was convinced the fishing would have a bright […]

Brexit creates unique opportunity to reinvigorate our coastal and island communities

The Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate its coastal and island communities and deliver a thriving and sustainable seafood industry, says an industry briefing paper prepared for MSPs ahead of tomorrow’s (14 September) Scottish parliamentary debate on Brexit.

The […]

September 13th, 2016|Brexit, Press Release, Sea of Opportunity|

Scottish Fisheries Post-Brexit: A Sea of Opportunities

Scottish Fisheries Post-Brexit: A Sea of Opportunities

The catching sector of the Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate its coastal and island communities and deliver a thriving, profitable and sustainable seafood industry.

 

These opportunities stem from the fact […]

September 13th, 2016|Brexit, Sea of Opportunity|