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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

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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