The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobbying government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays a key role in helping to inform: fisheries science; the management of the marine environment; inshore fisheries management; marine spatial planning; marine safety regulations and industry recruitment and training programmes.
The Federation umbrella covers eight geographical/sectoral constituent associations representing around 400 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers. The associations are listed here.
Our key aims are:
- Preserve and promote the collective interests of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation constituent associations.
- Ensuring a viable and sustainable future for the fleet in terms of both economics and environmental responsibility.
- Working to improve the perception of the fishing industry, attracting new entrants and ensuring professional standards of training and safety.