Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Representing Scotland’s Fishermen

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) was formed in 1973 to preserve and promote the collective interests of Scotland’s fishermen’s associations.

The Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobbying government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays a key role in helping to inform: fisheries science; the management of the marine environment; inshore fisheries management; marine spatial planning; marine safety regulations and industry recruitment and training programmes.

representing_logoThe Federation umbrella covers ten geographical/sectoral constituent associations representing more than 500 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers. The associations are listed here.

Our key aims are:

  • Preserve and promote the collective interests of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation constituent associations.
  • Ensuring a viable and sustainable future for the fleet in terms of both economics and environmental responsibility.
  • Working to improve the perception of the fishing industry, attracting new entrants and ensuring professional standards of training and safety.

Recent News

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Restored control of fishing absolute industry priority for Brexit negotiations

Complete control of fisheries in UK waters must be restored […]

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Successful PFD scheme comes to an end

Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) have been supplied to […]

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Scottish fishermen demand retraction of Marine Conservation Society’s false claims about haddock stocks

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has demanded that the Marine Conservation […]

Our Portfolio

Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable Fisheries

Inshore Fisheries

Inshore Fisheries

Marine Safety & Training

Marine Safety & Training

Offshore & Renewables

Offshore & Rewables

Scottish Fishermen’s Trust

Scottish Fishermen’s Trust

SFF Services

Scottish Fishermen’s Trust

Our Members