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Key Contact:  Executive Officer

Simon Collins
Shetland Seafood Centre,
Stewart Building,

Tel: (01595) 693197
Fax: (01595) 694429


Chairman: Leslie Tait


The SFA acts primarily as a pressure group representing the views of members to all levels of Government. It is actively involved in discussions not only in Shetland, but also at the Edinburgh and Westminster Parliaments and within the European Union. The diversity of membership is reflected by the separate Sub Committees representing pelagic, whitefish and small boats interests. However, the Association policy is determined by an annually-elected Executive Committee. As well as providing political representation, the Association continues to operate a Group Life Assurance Scheme on behalf of its membership.

The SFA is also closely involved in fishing training through the Shetland Fisheries Training Association and the North Atlantic Fisheries College.

Latest News

30th September 2015

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 831,906 tonnes in 2015. 

Fishing for the Truth

Fishing for the Truth