5May 2015

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

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

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 […]

29April 2015

Aberdeenshire youngsters secure places on new training course for a career in commercial fishing

April 29th, 2015|General News, Marine Safety & Training|

Following a successful first round of interviews, 10 applicants have secured places to undertake training that will pave the way for a career in commercial fishing.

These successful applicants will now embark upon a three week introductory and safety course in June at the Scottish Maritime Academy (SMA), the maritime centre of excellence within North East […]

17April 2015

South Australian government minister meets Scottish fishing leaders to learn about successful fishermen’s services company

April 17th, 2015|Offshore & Renewables, SFF Services|

A Cabinet Minister of the Government of South Australia met with Scottish fishing industry leaders in Aberdeen today (17 April) to learn how Scotland’s fishermen and the oil & gas sector have benefited through mutual co-operation.

In a meeting facilitated by BP, Geoff Brock, Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, heard at first-hand how the […]

9April 2015

It is not just North Sea cod – other fish stocks are healthy too!

April 9th, 2015|Fisheries Science, Sustainability / Environment, TACs and Quotas|

Following on from The Guardian article on 8 April 2015 (see link at the end of article), which reports on the remarkable recovery of North Sea cod stocks, it is worth remembering that a large number of other fish stocks around our coasts are also in a healthy state and being fish sustainably.

But first let’s […]

23March 2015

500 vessel milestone reached by fishermen’s services company

March 23rd, 2015|General News, SFF Services|

SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), a commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF),has passed the important milestone of having utilised 500 different fishing vessels since the turn of the millennium for its operations with other offshore industries.

The work opportunities offered by SFFSL has helped secure the future of Scottish fishing by keeping the fleet viable […]

18March 2015

Fishing for the Future at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015

March 18th, 2015|General News, Marine Safety & Training, SFF|

With the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) once again being show sponsor for the forthcoming Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen on 29 and 30 May 2015, a key theme at the event will be the promotion of career opportunities for youngsters in fishing.

Under the show theme of ‘Fishing for the Future’, the SFF and its partners – […]

17February 2015

SFF at careers fair to promote opportunities in fishing

February 17th, 2015|General News, Marine Safety & Training|

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is attending a Careers Fair at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre today (17 February).

At the event, which is aimed at teachers, the SFF in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be promoting the great career opportunities available in fishing. In particular, they will be highlighting […]

17February 2015

Innovative Scottish fishing industry observer scheme delivers net benefits

February 17th, 2015|Fisheries Science, General News|

A joint Scottish fishing industry /Marine Scotland initiative that helps ensure fisheries management decisions are based upon informed advice is set to undergo a major expansion in the amount of data collected and used.

There will be a significant increase this year in the quantity of fish catch information collected by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation  (SFF) […]

30January 2015

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

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

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 […]

23January 2015

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

January 23rd, 2015|FLTC, Marine Safety & Training, Scottish Fishermen’s Trust|

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 […]