The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and its constituent associations will meet with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, in Glasgow this Monday (6 July) to highlight their anger and dismay over recently announced management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which threatens the viability of inshore fisheries on the […]
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 alone […]
Commenting on the provisional statistics published today (14 May) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2014 increased by 19 per cent and the volume by 31 per cent, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:
“Whilst we welcome the fact […]
A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation for Scottish skippers will be held at the forthcoming Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015.
Hosted by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), the open-floor discussion session will enable skippers to hear at first-hand how […]
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 East […]
South Australian government minister meets Scottish fishing leaders to learn about successful fishermen’s services company
A Cabinet Minister of the Government of South Australia met with Scottish fishing industry leaders in Aberdeen today (17 April) to learn how Scotland’s fishermen and the oil & gas sector have benefited through mutual co-operation.
In a meeting facilitated by BP, Geoff Brock, Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, heard at first-hand how the […]
Following on from The Guardian article on 8 April 2015 (see link at the end of article), which reports on the remarkable recovery of North Sea cod stocks, it is worth remembering that a large number of other fish stocks around our coasts are also in a healthy state and being fish sustainably.
But first let’s […]
SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), a commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF),has passed the important milestone of having utilised 500 different fishing vessels since the turn of the millennium for its operations with other offshore industries.
The work opportunities offered by SFFSL has helped secure the future of Scottish fishing by keeping the fleet viable […]
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 highlighting […]