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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: d.shiel@sff.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.

Association chairman, David Shiel, is a vice-president of SFF.  

Latest News

21st November 2014

Agreement has been reached on catching opportunities for north-east Atlantic mackerel for 2015 following negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroes.

Under the agreement, which follows scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea that is underpinned by the precautionary principle, a total allowable catch of 1,054,000 tonnes has been set, which will give the UK a quota of 245,363 tonnes.

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