Key Contact: Executive Officer
Shetland Seafood Centre,
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.