SFF plays safety role

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is playing a key role in a new pan-European group that has been launched to improve health and safety in the fishing industry.

The SFF is one of the founding members of the new Fishing Industry Safety and Health Platform that comprises fishermen’s associations from across northern Europe and which will adopt a co-operative approach to improve health and safety, as well as harmonisation of EU fishing training and certification.

After FISH Platform’s first meeting in Latvia in early September, the group concluded that the sharing of knowledge and best practice among members would prove beneficial in improving health and safety of fishermen.