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Joint letter to PM from SFF and NFFO

In a joint letter to the Prime Minister, the representatives of the UK fishing industry - SFF and NFFO - have today urged the Government to stand firm in the Brexit negotiations to ensure that sovereignty is regained over our waters and fishing opportunities agreed in international discussions. The full text of the letter is [...]

2020-11-17T09:24:23+00:00November 17th, 2020|Brexit, General News, SFF|

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|

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|

Letter to Lord Frost from SFF chief executive

Text of letter sent today to UK's lead Brexit negotiator Dear Lord Frost UK/EU Future Relationship – Fisheries Negotiations As you know, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has welcomed greatly the repeated assurances you and the UK government has given on securing the right outcomes for fishing through the Future Relationship negotiations. We have also greatly [...]

2020-09-30T10:49:45+00:00September 30th, 2020|Brexit, General News, SFF|

Joint statement from SFF and NFFO on Brexit negotiations

Elspeth Macdonald and Barrie Deas, chief executives of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) respectively, said: “For the fishing industry in the UK, leaving the Common Fisheries Policy has always been about redressing a fundamental issue: the woefully unfair allocation of quota shares in our waters, where the EU fleet has an unfettered right of [...]

2020-09-04T10:14:54+00:00September 4th, 2020|Brexit, General News, Press Release, SFF|

Brexit demands re-stated as talks resume

Scottish fisheries leaders today re-iterated the industry’s demands as talks resumed over a Brexit deal. SFF chief executive Elspeth MacDonald said the UK’s departure from the EU and its Common Fisheries Policy would allow the UK to become an independent coastal state and to control access to its fishing waters. This is already what the [...]

2020-06-02T11:13:35+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Brexit, General News, SFF|

Industry will keep up pressure over key Brexit goals

Scottish fishermen’s leaders will maintain pressure on ministers to secure the industry’s top priority of control over access to UK waters as the Brexit trade talks proceed. They will continue to urge the government to stick to its plan to make decisions on who gets to catch what, where and when around our shores from 2021 and [...]

2020-03-02T10:17:43+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Brexit, General News, Press Release, SFF|

No Brexit betrayal, warns SFF

Failure by the government to gain full control of access to UK waters in the next phase of Brexit negotiations would be a “colossal betrayal” of the fishing industry. That was the uncompromising message delivered today by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation prior to the UK’s formal exit from the EU on Friday. SFF chief executive [...]

Fishing industry seeks support for December 2020 CFP exit

The fishing industry is urging politicians to support its goal of exiting the Common Fisheries Policy within one year of the general election. Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive Elspeth Macdonald said it was now clear to representatives of all political parties that the fleet would prosper when control over who gets to catch what, where [...]

2019-11-28T12:56:01+00:00November 18th, 2019|Brexit, General News, Press Release, SFF|

Brexit agreement is gateway to UK’s exit from CFP

The SFF today welcomed the agreement reached between the UK and European Union to secure the UK’s exit from the EU. Three years since the referendum, this agreement provides the gateway to the UK’s exit from the Common Fisheries Policy, and the UK becoming an independent coastal state. Elspeth Macdonald, CEO of the SFF, said: [...]