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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 promotes the interests of its members at all levels of government. It is actively involved in fisheries policy and management discussions in Shetland, at the Edinburgh and Westminster parliaments and within the European Union. The Association's diverse membership is reflected in a committee structure that represents pelagic, whitefish and small boats interests. Association policy is determined by an annually-elected Executive Committee. As well as providing political representation, the Association operates a group life assurance scheme on behalf of its membership.

The SFA is also closely involved in fishing training and marine research through its links with NAFC Marine Centre, which is part of UHI.

Latest News

19th May 2016

A proposal for a ‘Demonstration and Research’ Marine Protected Area around Fair Isle has won the support of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

The proposal, which has been put forward by the Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative (FIMETI), aims to demonstrate, through research and dissemination, the effectiveness of a community-led partnership approach in achieving sustainable measures to help ensure that the marine environment is in a condition that benefits all stakeholders. 

Fishing for the Truth

Fishing for the Truth