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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 offers unparalleled opportunity for our coastal communities to prosper

The EU referendum has handed the Scottish fishing industry an unparalleled opportunity to deliver a significant boost to investment and employment for our fragile coastal communities, say Scottish fishing leaders ahead of tomorrow’s (27 September) Holyrood parliamentary debate on Brexit and Scotland’s rural economy.

In a briefing paper for MSPs, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and […]

September 27th, 2016|Brexit, General News|

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|

A sea of opportunity – Scottish fishermen launch campaign for fishing to be at heart of Brexit

A delegation of Scottish fishing industry leaders today (7 September) launched the start of their campaign to ensure that fishing forms a fundamental part of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, describing it as ‘sea of opportunity’ for delivering a sustainable future.

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) set out its aspirations for fishing following discussions last week with […]

September 7th, 2016|Brexit, General News, SFF|

Brexit on the agenda at Fisheries Innovation Scotland conference

The opportunities – and challenges – that Brexit could deliver for the Scottish fishing industry were highlighted at a cross-sector panel discussion at today’s (23 August) Fisheries Innovation Scotland conference in St Andrews.

 At the panel session, fishermen, NGOs, and representatives from the seafood supply chain discussed the implications of Brexit for the fishing industry.

 Bertie Armstrong, […]

August 24th, 2016|Brexit, General News|

SFF discusses Brexit with Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation met with the Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell on Thursday 18 August as part of its strategy of gaining an early insight into Government thinking on the processes and goals of Brexit.

 The SFF’s principal objectives were too hear from the Secretary of State the developing framework for Brexit and […]

August 19th, 2016|Brexit, General News|

Brexit – a great opportunity for Scottish fishing

The following article by Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman on 16 August 2016.

It’s embedded in human nature to be nervous of change – our thoughts tend to default to potential drawbacks rather than opportunities. Scottish coverage of Brexit has seen a fairly severe example of this […]

August 17th, 2016|Brexit, Press Release|

European and External Relations Committee

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) gave evidence earlier this week to the European and External Relations Committee.

The Official Report of the meeting is now available on the Parliament’s website and can be accessed by following this link: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=10496&mode=pdf

Below is a clip of the meeting featuring Bertie Armstrong delivering the submission from the SFF at the […]

SFF submits two Papers to the EERC

The following two Papers have been submitted to the European and External Relations Committee (EERC) ahead of their Meeting Thursday 28th July.   SFF will attend to give evidence.

Paper 1:   Brexit and the Fishing Industry

 Paper 2:  Scottish Fishing – Synopsis of actions