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SFF priorities for Fisheries Agreement between UK and EU

The UK’s departure from the EU and its Common Fisheries Policy allows the UK to become an independent coastal state, and to control access to our fishing waters – just like our neighbours do, in Norway, in Faroe and indeed as the EU itself does. This is the accepted norm under international law. The SFF’s [...]

2020-10-30T16:58:47+00:00October 30th, 2020|Brexit, General News, SFF|

No evidence for alleged ‘benefits’ of three-mile limit

There is no evidence that a three-mile limit around Scotland’s coastline banning fishing vessels with mobile gear would improve sustainability or raise earnings in the creel fleet. That is the conclusion of a new Scottish Fishermen’s Federation paper, SFF The 3 Mile Limit History Facts, on the issue which follows a sustained campaign by environmental [...]

2020-10-19T11:01:36+00:00October 19th, 2020|General News, Press Release, SFF|

SFF sets out Sustainability Pledge for future activity

The Scottish fishing fleet will continue to build on its proud record of environmental responsibility as the need for more action to tackle climate change grows, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. In a new 32-page Environmental Policy Statement, which can be viewed here, the organisation highlights a wide range of achievements and sets out [...]

2020-10-09T09:05:03+00:00October 9th, 2020|Press Release, SFF, Sustainability / Environment|

Fishing industry urges government to hold firm and stick to promises

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, which together represent the UK fishing industry, held talks with senior UK politicians today calling on them to hold firm on the commitments made to fishermen and coastal communities ahead of the 15th October Brexit negotiations deadline. Elspeth Macdonald, Chief Executive of the Scottish [...]

2020-10-07T15:13:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|Brexit, General News, SFF|