Dougie Brown, 52, from the Isle of Coll, experienced a brush with death after being tossed into the water from his fishing boat on 14th February 2014. Had it not been for his personal flotation device (PFD), and as a weak swimmer, the fisherman would have most certainly died. Mr Brown, who regularly goes out [...]
Following a successful first round of interviews, 10 applicants have secured places to undertake training that will pave the way for a career in commercial fishing. These successful applicants will now embark upon a three week introductory and safety course in June at the Scottish Maritime Academy (SMA), the maritime centre of excellence within North [...]
With the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) once again being show sponsor for the forthcoming Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen on 29 and 30 May 2015, a key theme at the event will be the promotion of career opportunities for youngsters in fishing. Under the show theme of ‘Fishing for the Future’, the SFF and its partners [...]
The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is attending a Careers Fair at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre today (17 February). At the event, which is aimed at teachers, the SFF in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Maritime Academy will be promoting the great career opportunities available in fishing. In particular, they will be [...]
A ground-breaking new initiative to encourage youngsters to consider a career in commercial fishing is being launched in secondary schools in Aberdeenshire. The pilot scheme led by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) aims to secure the future of Scottish fishing by encouraging a new generation of fishermen or women to go to sea. Fishing is [...]
1,000 vessel milestone reached as new Benarkle II kits itself out with free Personal Flotation Devices!
The skipper and crew of the latest addition to the Scottish fishing fleet, Benarkle II, have fully kitted themselves out with new free Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) supplied through the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation’s (SFF) successful safety initiative – and in the process have helped the scheme pass the 1,000 vessel milestone. Under the initiative, the [...]
An APP was launched today which will help make life safer for North Sea fishermen with help from the oil and gas industry. The FishSAFE Companion App will give information about oil and gas equipment on sea bed and surface – ranging from platforms to subsea pipelines - so fishermen can better understand what the [...]