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Scottish fishermen rewarded for helping clean our seas

KIMO UK’s Fishing for Litter Scotland project was honoured to receive the RSPB’s prestigious Nature of Scotland Award for Marine Conservation during its 4th Annual Award ceremony at the Grand Sheraton in Edinburgh last week. The award, sponsored by Northlink Ferries, recognises an “outstanding contribution to the conservation or sustainable management of Scotland’s precious marine […]

November 24th, 2015|Press Release|

Clyde Fishermen’s Association hosts open meetings to highlight threats facing communities

The Clyde Fishermen’s Association (CFA) is hosting a series of public meetings in fishing communities around the Firth of Clyde to highlight concerns over the potential community-wide impact of proposed fisheries management measures.

The management arrangements for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Clyde combined with a proposed ‘Regulating Order’ from the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust […]

November 19th, 2015|Press Release|

First round of EU/Norway talks for shared fish stocks underway

The first round of talks between the EU and Norway to set catching opportunities for shared fish stocks for 2016 get underway in Copenhagen tomorrow (16 November).

The negotiations will cover several key species for the Scottish fishing fleet, including North Sea cod, haddock, saithe and herring. Scientific advice is recommending an increase for North Sea […]

November 15th, 2015|Press Release|

Political support needed to help fishing industry tackle challenges ahead

The Scottish fishing industry is currently facing numerous challenges, most notably in adapting to new ‘Landing Obligation’ regulations to eliminate discards at sea, Ross Dougal, President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), told guests at tonight’s (4 November) Federation annual dinner in Edinburgh.

Mr Dougal told the event, attended by Scottish Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead and […]

November 5th, 2015|Press Release|

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation throws its support behind Seafood Week

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is throwing its support behind Seafood Week(9 – 16 October) by launching a series of new information sheets on some our most popular types of fish called ‘Your Sustainable Fish Choice’.

Each day throughout Seafood Week, the SFF will focus on a different type of fish, as well as highlighting some […]

October 8th, 2015|Press Release|

Scottish pelagic fishermen disappointed by ICES mackerel advice

Advice on mackerel catching opportunities for 2016 released today (30 September) from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) doesn’t reflect reality, states Ian Gatt, chief executive of the  Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association.

The advice for 2016 is a total catch allocation for all countries participating in the fishery of 667,385 tonnes, compared with […]

September 30th, 2015|Press Release|

Help stop the rising tide of litter at Cairnbulg beach

September 29th, 2015|Press Release|

Scotland’s hardworking fishermen need a lifeline

The following article, By Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, was published in The Scotsman newspaper on 15 September 2015.

At first glance fishing may seem a rather simple business; you catch your fish or shellfish in a trawl or creel, which are managed by quotas or other limitations to keep landings to […]

September 29th, 2015|Press Release|

North Sea cod stock on the increase

September 29th, 2015|General News, Press Release|

North Sea cod stock on the increase

Commenting on the news that North Sea cod has been taken off the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) list of fish to avoid eating, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said:

“Whilst we believe North Sea cod should never have been classed as a fish to avoid in the first place, given that the […]

September 25th, 2015|Press Release|