20 August 2021

Statement on deal between SNP and Green Party

2021-08-20T16:00:58+01:00August 20th, 2021|General News, Press Release, SFF|

Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the SFF, said: “The Scottish fishing industry is already climate-smart, producing highly nutritious protein food with a much lower carbon footprint than meat and even most vegetables.  “Clearly it will take time to work through all the detail of this agreement, but we have been working with the Scottish Government [...]

18 August 2021

Wild-caught fish already a climate smart choice, says SFF chief executive

2021-08-18T05:59:17+01:00August 18th, 2021|General News, SFF, Sustainability / Environment|

Reacting to a report by WWF, RSPB and the Marine Conservation Society attacking the fishing industry with regards to climate change Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the SFF, said: “Wild-caught fish is already a climate smart choice, with our industry producing healthy protein food with a much lower carbon footprint than meat and most vegetables. "Our industry's carbon emissions are tiny [...]

5 August 2021

Fishing industry urges PM to help industry build back after Brexit fiasco

2021-08-05T11:18:34+01:00August 5th, 2021|General News, Press Release, SFF|

Scottish fisheries leaders today urged the Prime Minister to help them build back the industry after the bad Brexit deal, which left skippers battling for fishing opportunities while EU vessels continued to have full access to UK waters. At a business meeting in Fraserburgh, they asked Boris Johnson for action not words on improving prospects [...]

30 June 2021

Statement on latest ICES advice for 2022

2021-06-30T14:26:58+01:00June 30th, 2021|General News, Press Release, SFF|

Responding to the latest ICES advice on catch opportunities for 2022, SFF chief executive Elspeth Macdonald said: "We are dismayed with the advice for a swingeing 10% cut in the North Sea cod total allowable catch (TAC). “This simply fails to reflect the volumes of cod that fishermen are seeing on the grounds, and on the [...]

11 June 2021

UK-EU agreement on fisheries for 2021

2021-06-11T09:20:37+01:00June 11th, 2021|General News, Press Release, SFF|

Elspeth Macdonald, CEO of the SFF, said: “While we study the detail of the agreement reached on fisheries between the UK and EU for 2021, it is an important milestone in the new relationship between two independent coastal states. “As the Brexit deal on fisheries fell so woefully short of what the UK Government had promised [...]