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 eight 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

  • HaddockMSC2

Backbone needed as negotiations with EU on fisheries begin

Responding to a government document setting out the UK’s legal […]

Animations show dangers of subsea hazards to fishing

Fishing remains the most dangerous peacetime occupation in the UK. […]

  • Rainbow boats

Industry welcomes positive stance from ministers on CFP exit

Scottish fishermen’s leaders today welcomed commitments by UK government ministers […]

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