Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
CEFAS is the UK government scientific research and advisory centre working in fisheries management, environmental protection and aquaculture.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
DEFRA are the UK government ministerial department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our world-leading food and farming industry, and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Their broad remit means they play a major role in people’s day-to-day life, from the food we eat, and the air we breathe, to the water we drink, and are supported by 33 agencies and public bodies.
European Commission: Fisheries Directorate General
The mission of the directorate-general for Fisheries is to manage the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in order to provide the basis for sustainable fisheries within and beyond Community waters, taking into account environmental, economic and social aspects and applying good governance principles.
European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
The EMFF is the mechanism for EU funding for fisheries for the period 2014 – 2020. In Scotland it is managed by Marine Scotland and this link
Gives details of all eligible projects and advice on applying for grants.
Official website of European Parliament
Fisheries and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
The Fishery Industries Division (FII) of FAO is concerned with the development of fisheries technology, information, policy and strategies for FAO Members.
Fish Industry Training Association (Highlands & Islands) Ltd. (FITA)
Seafish Approved Training Provider with Seafish Approved Trainers and Courses.
Fishing for Litter
The project is designed to reduce the amount of marine litter in our seas by physically removing it and to highlight the importance of good waste management amongst the fleet. Fishing for Litter is a simple idea. Participating vessels are given hardwearing bags to collect marine litter that is caught in their nets during their normal fishing activities.
Filled bags are deposited in participating harbours on the quayside where they are moved by harbour staff to a dedicated skip or bin for disposal. Operational or galley waste generated on board, and hence the responsibility of the vessel, continues to go through established harbour waste management systems.The project provides the bags and covers all waste costs.
Fishing for the Truth
The website – www.fishingforthetruth.co.uk – intends to provide a factual information resource on fishing that amongst other things will highlight the increasing size of the majority of our stocks in the north-east Atlantic and the numerous conservation initiatives undertaken by the industry in recent years that has heralded this remarkable recovery.
FLTC Services Limited and their FishSAFE web site help fishermen to fish safely in UK waters and provide detailed information in five languages about oil and gas related surface and subsea structures.
Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food.
International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES)
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a global organisation that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans.
ICES is a network of more than 4000 scientists from over 350 marine institutes in 20 member countries and beyond. 1600 scientists participate in our activities annually. Through strategic partnerships our work also extends into the Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean.
Joint Nature Conservancy Council (JNCC)
JNCC is the Statutory Nature Conservation body, which in terms of Fishing, gives advice to the Scottish Government on all matters relating to the conservation of marine species and habitats in Scottish Waters from 12nm to 200nm. They have an office in Aberdeen.
KIMO was founded in 1990 by local authorities, from around the North Sea, with a shared concern for the state of the environment. KIMO is designed to give municipalities a political voice at the international level, to share best practice and to find solutions to marine political problems that affect coastal communities. www.kimointernational.org/Home.aspx The Partnership also developed the Fishing for Litter project.
Kingfisher Information Service – Cable Awareness
Project aimed at improving both safety for fishermen and protection of submarine cables.
Kingfisher Yellow Card
Provision of positions of suspended wellheads.
Marine Management Organisation MMO
MMO is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs who licence, regulate and plan marine activities in the seas around England and Wales so that they’re carried out in a sustainable way.
Marine Scotland (MS) is the directorate of the Scottish Government responsible for the integrated management of all Scotland’s seas
Marine Scotland Science
MSS is the part of Marine Scotland, based at the Marine Lab in Aberdeen, which provides expert scientific and technical advice to Government on marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture and the protection of the aquatic environment.
Maritime and Coastguard Agencies. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s primary role is to develop, promote and enforce high standards of marine safety. Safer lives, safer ships, cleaner seas.
NAFC Marine Centre
The NAFC Marine Centre is an educational and scientific institute, located in Shetland.The Centre delivers training and education, carries our research and development, and provides consultancy, advisory and other services for the maritime industries. The Centre is operated by a charitable trust (the Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust) and employs about 40 people. The Centre has co-ordinated responses to the North Sea Stock Fishers survey and has a link to the results on its website.