30September 2015

Scottish pelagic fishermen disappointed by ICES mackerel advice

September 30th, 2015|TACs and Quotas|

Advice on mackerel catching opportunities for 2016 released today (30 September) from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) doesn’t reflect reality, states Ian Gatt, chief executive of the  Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association.

The advice for 2016 is a total catch allocation for all countries participating in the fishery of 667,385 tonnes, compared with […]

29September 2015

Help stop the rising tide of litter at Cairnbulg beach

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

29September 2015

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

September 29th, 2015|General News|

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other […]

29September 2015

North Sea cod stock on the increase

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

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 […]

25September 2015

North Sea cod stock on the increase

September 25th, 2015|General News|

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 […]

18September 2015

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

September 18th, 2015|General News|

15th September 2015

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other limitations to keep […]

15September 2015

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

September 15th, 2015|General News|

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other limitations to keep landings to […]

8September 2015

Help stop the rising tide of litter at Cairnbulg beach

September 8th, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|

Three organisations based in the north-east are joining forces this month to highlight the problems caused by marine litter and are seeking volunteers to help take action to clear an Aberdeenshire beach.

Aberdeenshire Council, KIMO UK and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation have organised a beach clean at Cairnbulg between 11am-3pm on Sunday, September 20 to coincide […]

3September 2015

SFF comment on landing figures for 2014

September 3rd, 2015|General News, Sustainability / Environment|

Commenting on the statistics published today (3 September) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2014 increased by 18 per cent in real terms from 2013 and the volume by 31 per cent, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:

“These […]

28August 2015

SFF comment on deep-sea trawling study

August 28th, 2015|Fisheries Science|

Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Marine Scotland Science published a study (27 August) on the impact of deep-sea trawling at depths of 600m or more.

According to the researchers in the study ‘A Scientific Basis for Regulating Deep-Sea Fishing by Depth’, results from the research suggest there are conservation benefits to limiting deep-sea trawling […]