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EU Fisheries Council sets 2017 fish catching opportunities

The EU Fisheries Council to finalise catching opportunities for 2017 has concluded early this morning (14 December) in Brussels with quota increases for many key fish stocks for the Scottish fleet, reflecting the general improving trend of our fisheries.

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: “Overall, this is a positive outcome for […]

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|

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 fishers to highlight opportunities of Brexit

Scottish fishing leaders are taking their campaign to promote the opportunities that Brexit can deliver for Scotland’s coastal communities to the highest level with a series of meetings this coming week with key government representatives.

The Scottish fishing industry believes that Brexit provides a ‘sea of opportunity’ for Scotland and the UK to reinvigorate coastal and […]

October 24th, 2016|Brexit, General News, Press Release|

EU catches more fish in UK waters than the British! Brexit could create a sea of opportunity for our coastal communities, say Scots fishers

The release of a report today (11 October) which reveals that EU boats catch more fish in the UK’s Exclusive Economic (EEZ) zone than the British fishing fleet underlines why Brexit provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regain control of our national waters, say Scottish fishermen.

The report produced by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI in Shetland […]

October 11th, 2016|Brexit, General News, Press Release|

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 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|

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|