June 2019


By |9:26 am|Categories: Blog|

The FIS Travel Bursary is awarded to applicants with the best proposal for a short international study trip that will help further their career and their ability to contribute to the sector in Scotland. Nicole Anderson, winner of the 2019 Travel Bursary, works for the Clyde Fisherman’s Trust (CFT) and [...]

May 2019

Self-sampling project takes home Sustainability Award

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The University of Aberdeen,  Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association (SPFA) and Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS), took home the Sustainability Award for their feasibility study into a scientific self-sampling programme at the Fishing News Awards on the 16th May 2019. Project partners, Tara Marshall from the University of Aberdeen, and Steve Mackinson [...]

A Welcome Opportunity

By |7:31 pm|Categories: News|

FIS-commissioned report facilitates self-sampling programme across Scottish pelagic fleet. Stock assessments can be embroiled in mistrust and uncertainty. Fishermen often question scientific surveys and sampling schemes, and scientists can doubt the reliability of catch data. Fisheries Innovation Scotland (FIS) asked the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) and the University of [...]

January 2019