Since 2014, FIS has commissioned around £2m project spend on research and investing in people
to help make Scottish fisheries more prosperous and sustainable through innovation.
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. [...]
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 [...]