Fishing News Awards Sponsors

The 2023 Fishing News Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our valued sponsors and supporters.

The Scottish White Fish Producers Association Ltd (SWFPA)

Formed in 1943, the SWFPA is the largest fishing association in Scotland. Representing around 260 vessels and 1,400 fishermen, our members contribute £200 million to Scotland’s economy. We are the voice of our members and collate their messages to inform policymakers and other relevant industry figures.

We judge our industry’s wealth, not only by its income, but also by the health of its resources and the well-being of those that work within the sector.

Our goal is to create and maintain a resilient seafood sector; to help our members  invest and plan with confidence. Our members are progressive and at the forefront of innovation.

We deliver our strategy by listening to and engaging with others, through that approach we ensure the stability and economic fabric of the sector is protected. 

The SWFPA is sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peterhead Port Authority

We are proud of our heritage as the UK’s largest whitefish and pelagic port, handling a record £220m worth of product in 2022.

Peterhead has built its reputation as a centre of excellence for the fishing fleet by providing a full range of modern quayside services including landing and auctioning at one of the most modern and efficient fishmarkets in Europe which carries the highest BRCGS AA accreditation.

Peterhead also provides shore power through renewable energy, waste handling, fresh water, fuelling and multiple ship repair and maintenance opportunities at our syncrolift, slipway and dry dock facilities. All of these services are available at Peterhead and are backed by an extremely competent and competitive supply chain of local contractors and businesses.

Peterhead is one of the UK’s most versatile ports, providing exceptional all-weather, congestion-free deepwater berthing facilities at depths of up to 14m and serving a broad range of industries including fishing, energy, renewables and leisure.

Peterhead Port Authority is sponsoring the Over 10m Fisherman of the Year award

Sunderland Marine

Established in 1882, Sunderland Marine Insurance Company Ltd has been providing marine insurance for over 130 years. Sunderland Marine’s highly qualified and knowledgeable teams of underwriters, surveyors and claims staff ensure that clients are provided with high levels of service and comprehensive insurance policies.

Sunderland Marine is also at the forefront of promoting safety at sea and regularly contributes to and sponsors training programmes in the UK and overseas.

We are able to offer a full package to our clients to provide for their marine insurance needs. Sunderland Marine covers a wide range of insurances including Hull & Machinery, P&I, Personal Accident and Aquaculture.

Our experienced team of P&I claims handlers are also supported by a worldwide network of legal and adjusting professionals to give the very best service at times of need.

For details on how your company can get involved with the 2024 awards, please contact Simon Hyland on: 01732 445327.


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