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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 […]

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|

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|

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
 

North Sea cod stock on the increase

Commenting on the news that North Sea cod has been taken off the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) list of fish to avoid eating, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

“Whilst we believe North Sea cod should never have been classed as a fish to avoid in the first place, given that the […]

September 29th, 2015|General News, Press Release|

SFF comment on meeting with Minister on Marine Protected Areas

Commenting on this afternoon’s meeting between the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and its constituent associations with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, in Glasgow (6 July) on the recently announced management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which threatens the viability of inshore fisheries on the West coast, Bertie […]

July 7th, 2015|Marine Protected Areas, Press Release|

Discussion session on discard ban with Scots Fisheries Minister at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015

A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation for Scottish skippers will be held at the forthcoming Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015.

Hosted by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), the open-floor discussion session will enable skippers to hear at first-hand how […]

May 5th, 2015|Discards, General News, Press Release|