SWFPA

  • New round of UK Seafood Fund: £3.8m for skills and training

    New round of UK Seafood Fund: £3.8m for skills and training

    24th October 2023

    Projects in Fraserburgh, Shetland, Portavogie and Grimsby are all set to benefit from the latest round of funding under the UK Seafood Fund Skills and Training Scheme initiative. The government confirmed on 17 October that £3.8m had been awarded to…

  • SEA Alliance and industry meet to develop crewing proposals

    SEA Alliance and industry meet to develop crewing proposals

    29th June 2023

    Innovative new scheme for crew welfare being developed The North East Scottish fishing industry last week hosted an in-depth tour and series of meetings with representatives of the Seafood Ethics Action (SEA) Alliance, designed to foster better understanding of the…

  • 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…

  • SWFPA chairman’s statement 2021

    SWFPA chairman’s statement 2021

    30th December 2021

    David Milne, chairman of the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association, reflects on a uniquely challenging year for the industry – and brighter prospects ahead… As we move towards 2022, the fishermen that I know and work with are glad to…

  • SFA: ‘Don’t cut cod quotas next year’

    SFA: ‘Don’t cut cod quotas next year’

    15th September 2021

    Science out of step with abundance Fishermen in Shetland are warning Scottish and UK government ministers to think twice about cutting cod quotas next year, after official figures showed there were 285m cod in the North Sea, reports Tim Oliver.…

  • 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…

  • Quota shortfall will leave boats struggling 

    Quota shortfall will leave boats struggling 

    28th June 2021

    Businesses ‘will look to consolidate’ A Scottish industry leader has warned that there is a big shortfall in some key quotas for whitefish vessels this year that will see some boats without enough quota to last the year, reports Tim…

  • Fishing News Awards 2021: Meet Our Sponsors!

    Fishing News Awards 2021: Meet Our Sponsors!

    17th May 2021

    Fishing News is proud to present the Fishing News Awards 2021, taking place virtually at 7pm on 17 June and showcasing the amazing achievements of the industry throughout 2020. The Fishing News Awards wouldn’t be possible without the support of…

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