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Key Contact: Secretary
Sandy Ritchie
25 Crumstone,
Seahouses,
Northumberland
NE68 7RJ

Tel/Fax: (01665) 720870
E-mail: sandyritchie541@btinternet.com

Office Bearer: Chairman
David Shiel
12 North Street,
Seahouses,
Northumberland
NE68 7S

Tel: (01665) 720775
E-mail: fishingboatman@tiscali.co.uk

 

Background:

The Anglo Scottish Fishermen's Association represents fishermen, skippers and boat owners in the area between the Rivers Aln and Forth. It has an Executive which meets six times a year and has representatives from all the ports in the area. At least two members must not be skippers or owners. Executive minutes are circulated to the Executive and all skippers.

The earliest known minute book of the Association is dated 6 March 1920, which was a continuation of earlier minute books. During that meeting a letter was considered from "Ferrydene Fishermen's Fund, appealing for a subscription to defray the expense of getting up petitions and sending deputation to London to benefit fishermen generally".

The Association contributed £1. From minutes of 20 March 1920, a meeting was to be held in Aberdeen on 18th. March to set up a Fishermen's Union. Two delegates were sent at a cost of £6-11s and the Association joined the Union. The Association is represented nationally by the Scottish Fishermen's Federation, through which it has access to discussions on European and National matters. At a local level it has direct representation on many bodies and is consulted on matters effecting the Fishing Industry.

The Association has two charities which support fishermen who have accidents and assists their families.

Latest News

26 January 2016

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging Scottish parliamentarians to support local communities on the West coast by rejecting Scottish Government proposals for an overly restrictive Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Firth of Clyde.

Following widespread dismay among West coast fishing communities over initial Scottish Government measures on some West coast MPAs in June 2015, which threatened the viability of the fishing fleet, the Scottish Government issued revised proposals for three of them, which then went out for consultation.

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