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SFF comment on the appointment of new Fisheries Minister

Commenting on the appointment of Fergus Ewing as the new Scottish Government Minister with responsibility for fishing (Rural Economy and Connectivity Secretary), Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:

“We welcome the appointment of the new Minister and are pleased that this new cabinet position is focused on Scotland’s rural economy, of which […]

May 18th, 2016|General News|

Fife Fishermen’s Association joins the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is pleased to announce that at its recent Executive Committee meeting an application for membership from the Fife Fishermen’s Association (FFA) was unanimously accepted.

The Fife Fishermen’s Association becomes the 10th constituent association in membership of the SFF along with the Anglo-Scottish Fishermen’s Association, Clyde Fishermen’s Association, Fishing Vessel Agents & […]

May 17th, 2016|General News, SFF|

Fishing must be top priority for next Government

The following article by Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, appeared in The Scotsman on 4 May 2016

Fishing is so very important to Scotland and one of our country’s greatest renewable natural resources. When the oil and gas has gone, we will still have fish in the sea and a fundamental keystone […]

May 4th, 2016|General News|

Much to be positive about – but challenges remain

The following article by Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, appeared in the Buchan Observer’s Fishing in Focus feature

I can’t recall a time in the past when I’ve opened the SFF’s annual Fishing in Focus feature on a positive note – which is why I am so happy to do so this time […]

April 4th, 2016|General News|

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2016

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has confirmed that it will sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2016 – the fourth year in a row it has supported Scotland’s flagship fisheries exhibition.

Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2016 will take place on 27 and 28 May at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre. The annual show has experienced sustained […]

February 18th, 2016|General News, SFF|

SFF Yearbook 2016

SFF Yearbook and Diary 2016 – published November – distributed to members December 2015

December 17th, 2015|General News, SFF|

First round of EU/Norway talks for shared fish stocks underway

The first round of talks between the EU and Norway to set catching opportunities for shared fish stocks for 2016 get underway in Copenhagen tomorrow (16 November).

The negotiations will cover several key species for the Scottish fishing fleet, including North Sea cod, haddock, saithe and herring. Scientific advice is recommending an increase for North Sea […]

November 15th, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|

Political support needed to help fishing industry tackle challenges ahead

The Scottish fishing industry is currently facing numerous challenges, most notably in adapting to new ‘Landing Obligation’ regulations to eliminate discards at sea, Ross Dougal, President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), told guests at tonight’s (4 November) Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh.

Mr Dougal told the event, attended by Scottish Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead and […]

November 5th, 2015|General News|

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation throws its support behind Seafood Week

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is throwing its support behind Seafood Week(9 – 16 October) by launching a series of new information sheets on some our most popular types of fish called ‘Your Sustainable Fish Choice’.

Each day throughout Seafood Week, the SFF will focus on a different type of fish, as well as highlighting some […]

October 8th, 2015|General News|

Help stop the rising tide of litter at Cairnbulg beach

September 29th, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|