SFF

  • Scottish Fishermen’s Federation dinner celebrates 50 years

    Scottish Fishermen’s Federation dinner celebrates 50 years

    7th November 2023

    The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) held its 50th anniversary dinner in the spectacular Queen Anne Room in Edinburgh Castle last week, with equally stunning Scottish seafood served up to the guests, who included several past presidents of the federation, as…

  • Fishermen groups take industry’s concerns to the MCA

    Fishermen groups take industry’s concerns to the MCA

    5th April 2023

    A meeting involving groups representing fishermen from all four administrations in the UK took place with the MCA last week, including representatives from NUTFA, the NFFO, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), the Northern Ireland Fishermen’s Federation (NIFF) and the Welsh…

  • SFF Executive Committee: ‘Much to do in the months ahead’

    SFF Executive Committee: ‘Much to do in the months ahead’

    8th March 2023

    HPMAs, offshore wind, crewing and fishermen’s medical certificates feature prominently on a busy agenda for 2023, reports the SFF Executive Committee The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) Executive Committee met recently in Edinburgh for its first meeting of 2023. Time was…

  • Public backs fishing in spatial squeeze

    Public backs fishing in spatial squeeze

    21st November 2022

    A large majority of the general public believe the fishing industry must not be squeezed out of marine space by offshore renewables developments and tougher conservation measures. In polling carried out for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) by JL Partners,…

  • Time to protect fishing grounds, MPs told

    Time to protect fishing grounds, MPs told

    27th October 2022

    Commenting after the presentation at Westminster last week of the joint NFFO/SFF spatial squeeze report, fishermen’s leaders told MPs that recognition and protection of fishing grounds could secure coastal employment, food security and the future of the fishing industry, without…

  • Shetland fishers slam offshore wind proposals

    Shetland fishers slam offshore wind proposals

    15th December 2021

    Fishermen in Shetland have heavily criticised updated proposals for the development of wind power west of Shetland, which they claim are being rushed through without the consultation promised for such developments. Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) claims that it had just…

  • Massive wind projects planned in Scottish waters

    Massive wind projects planned in Scottish waters

    2nd August 2021

    Industry stresses need to plan for co-existence Huge areas of Scottish waters are being earmarked for offshore renewable projects, reports Tim Oliver. An auction for the right to develop new areas to produce 10 gigawatts of power was held in…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 29.10.20

    New Issue: Fishing News 29.10.20

    27th October 2020

      – SFF Slams three-mile limit push – Ocean Challenge named on proud day for Skerries – Green coalition pushes for trawling ban – Talks resume to head off no-deal Brexit – Irish ministers pledge no Brexit fisheries sell-out –…

  • SFF slams three-mile limit push  

    SFF slams three-mile limit push  

    26th October 2020

    SFF attacks campaign for three-mile mobile gear ban   ‘No evidence’ for claimed benefits The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has hit back at green groups and some creel fishermen who are mounting a sustained campaign for mobile gear to be banned…

  • Green pressure on Scots

    Green pressure on Scots

    31st August 2020

    Greens push for radical changes in Scottish fisheries   SFF: Report ‘not realistic and wrong approach’ Leading green groups have made calls for more highly protected marine areas in Scottish waters, low-impact fishing by 2021, restrictions on heavy mobile gear…

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