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New training scheme launched to encourage youngsters to embark upon a career in fishing

A ground-breaking new initiative to encourage youngsters to consider a career in commercial fishing is being launched in secondary schools in Aberdeenshire.

The pilot scheme led by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) aims to secure the future of Scottish fishing by encouraging a new generation of fishermen or women to go to sea. Fishing is worth […]

January 30th, 2015|General News, Marine Safety & Training|

1,000 vessel milestone reached as new Benarkle II kits itself out with free Personal Flotation Devices!

The skipper and crew of the latest addition to the Scottish fishing fleet, Benarkle II, have fully kitted themselves out with new free Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) supplied through the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation’s (SFF) successful safety initiative – and in the process have helped the scheme pass the 1,000 vessel milestone.

Under the initiative, the SFF […]

New Fishing & Oil and Gas Safety initiative

An APP was launched today which will help make life safer for North Sea fishermen with help from the oil and gas industry.

The FishSAFE Companion App will give information about oil and gas equipment on sea bed and surface – ranging from platforms to subsea pipelines – so fishermen can better understand what the object […]