Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
CEFAS is an internationally renowned scientific research and advisory centre working in fisheries management, environmental protection and aquaculture.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
DEFRA  works for the essentials of life – food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants. Our remit is the pursuit of sustainable development – weaving together economic, social and environmental concerns. Fish stocks are national and international resources that have to be husbanded carefully.

East Coast IFG & West Coast IFG
The Inshore Fisheries Groups represent the interests of fishermen from the 0-6NM throughout Scottish waters. Information can be found through the Findafishingboat website, the Fishing News and the MNWFA sends out relevant emails.
The Chair of the East Coast IFG can be contacted on
The Chair of the West Coast IFG can be contacted on

European Commission: Fisheries Directorate General
The mission of the directorate-general for Fisheries is to manage the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in order to provide the basis for sustainable fisheries within and beyond Community waters, taking into account environmental, economic and social aspects and applying good governance principles.

European Parliament
Official website of European Parliament

Europêche is the representative body for fishermen in the European Union representing around 45,000 vessels, both artisanal and large scale, 80,000 fishermen and counting 16 member organisations from 10 European countries. can make things easier and cheaper by offering a forum where crew and berths can be located and where boats can be advertised for sale with colour pictures and full details. This gives potential buyers a good idea of the condition and layout of the boat before spending time and money travelling to view. In addition the pictures and details can be printed out in a useful page from your computer.

Fisheries and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
The Fishery Industries Division (FII) of FAO is concerned with the development of fisheries technology, information, policy and strategies for FAO Members.

Fish Industry Training Association (Highlands & Islands) Ltd
FITA is the Fish Industry Training Association (Highlands & Islands) Ltd. Providing seafood training in Scotland for both seagoing, processing and onshore sectors of the fishing industry.

FLTC Services Limited and their FishSAFE web site help fishermen to fish safely in UK waters and provide detailed information in five languages about oil and gas related surface and subsea structures.

Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food.

International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES)
ICES is the organisation that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic.

KIMO, the Local Authorities International Environmental Organisation, was launched in 1990 by local authorities in Scotland, Norway and Denmark to address mutual concerns over increasing levels of pollution within the North Sea.

Kingfisher Information Service – Cable Awareness
Project aimed at improving both safety for fishermen and protection of submarine cables.

Kingfisher Yellow Card
Provision of positions of suspended wellheads.

Marine Scotland Science – Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
Marine Scotland Science – Marine Laboratory provides expert scientific and technical advice to Government on marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture and the protection of the aquatic environment.

Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK ships worldwide, and other ships in UK territorial waters. The sole objective of MAIB accident investigations is to determine the circumstances and causes of the accident with a view to preserve life and avoid accidents in the future, not to apportion blame or liability.

Maritime and Coastguard Agencies. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s primary role is to develop, promote and enforce high standards of marine safety. Safer lives, safer ships, cleaner seas.

National Federation of Fishermen`s Organisations (NFFO)
The NFFO is the main representative body for fishermen in England and Wales.

North East Fishermen’s Training Association (NEFTA)
Facilitating multi-disciplinary training for fishermen working on a diverse and modern fleet of vessels.

Northern Lighthouse Board
Northern Lighthouse Board is a wonderful site for those with an interest in the subject of maritime light safety and history. Its aim is to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective network of Aids to Navigation for the benefit and safety of all Mariners. Great photo’s!

The aim of the NSRAC is to work towards integrated and sustainable management of fisheries in the wider context of the sustainability of the marine environment.

The principal aim of the NWWRAC is to bring together stakeholders from across Europe, to advise the Commission on matters of fisheries management in respect of the North Western Waters – ICES areas Vb (EC waters), VI, VII.

Oil and gas surface and subsea obstructions
Information and charts on surface and subsea oiland gas related installations for the UK continental shelf area.harts which show all the surface and subsea oil and gas related installations for the UK continental shelf area.

Oil and Gas UK
The trade association for the UK offshore industry

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
The Federation umbrella covers ten geographical/sectoral constituent associations representing more than 500 vessels from inshore creel boats to pelagic trawlers.

Scottish Government – Marine Scotland
Marine Scotland is responsible for advising Ministers on policy relating to agriculture, rural development, food, the environment and fisheries, and for ensuring the implementation of those policies in Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage
Our task is to secure the conservation and enhancement of Scotland’s unique and precious natural heritage – the wildlife, the habitats and the landscapes which have evolved in Scotland through the long partnership between people and nature.

Scottish Parliament
The official website of the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association
Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association website.

The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) works across all sectors of the UK seafood industry to promote good quality, sustainable seafood.

Seafood Scotland
Seafood Scotland is a trade organisation established in 1999 by the main representatives of the Scottish seafood industry to promote, market and develop Scottish seafood with the aim of improving the value return to industry.

Seas At Risk
An independant federation of environmental organisations for the protection of the marine environment.

Trawler Pictures
Trawler Pictures – The VHF of cyberspace, a home from home to keep in touch while you are away at sea, or an instant link to everything nautical if you are home for a break.

U.K. Fisheries Offshore Oil and Gas Legacy Trust Fund Limited
U.K. Fisheries Offshore Oil and Gas Legacy Trust Fund Limited is a joint venture between SFF, NFFO and Oil and Gas UK Limited its primary objective being to promote or supply information systems and devices to help mariners in relation to oil and gas surface and sub sea structures in UK waters.

WWF-UK works on both global and local environmental issues.