Who We Are

Who we are

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation – representing Scotland’s fishermen for fifty years.

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation works to promote and protect the interests of its constituent Associations. Those Associations represent a wide spectrum of the Scottish fishing fleet. Geographically diverse and representing everything from small inshore vessels to large trawlers, they are involved with catching demersal fish - white fish such as cod, haddock, saithe and monkfish; pelagic fish - species such as mackerel, herring and blue whiting; and shellfish including prawns, crab, scallops and lobster.

SFF works with our Associations to engage with governments – both the UK and Scottish Governments – to ensure that the sector’s voice is heard by policy makers, seeking to ensure that fisheries policy in our waters is informed by a good understanding of the industry’s perspective and the practical reality of fishing.

With half a century of experience, SFF is well placed to help the industry thrive in the decades ahead and is looking forward to the future.

Meet our team

Based at our office in Aberdeen, the SFF executive team is led by our Chief Executive, supported by an experienced policy team working across a wide range of policy areas.

The finance and administration team works to support not just SFF’s policy work, but also our commercial activities through SFF Services Limited and Marine Environmental Solutions Limited.

Our Members

The Federation umbrella covers eight constituent associations representing more than 450 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers.

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