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Key Contact:  Executive Officer

Simon Collins
Shetland Seafood Centre,
Stewart Building,
Lerwick,
Shetland.

Tel:  (01595) 693197
Fax: (01595) 694429
Email:  simon@shetlandfishermen.com
Email: info@shetlandfishermen.com
Website:  www.shetlandfishermen.com

 Chairman: Leslie Tait
 

Background:

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

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) recently published a ‘balance-of-risk analysis’ on the implications for fishing should there be independence and there has been some discussion in recent days on the consequences for quota.

The SFF is apolitical and cannot take a view on independence (or staying with the status quo) - but it has been charged by its members to ask questions so as to provide more clarity that will enable individual fishermen to make their own minds up.

Fishing for the Truth

Fishing for the Truth

The SFF website dedicated to providing factual information on Scottish fisheries.