NFFO Announces New Chief Executive

The NFFO Executive Committee, for which the SWFPO are members, has appointed Mike Cohen to take over as Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, when current CEO Barrie Deas retires at the end of April 2023. Mike Cohen, the current NFFO Deputy Chief Executive, will take over as Chief Executive of the […]

The Frightening Outlook of Fisheries Displacement – Spatial Squeeze Report Published

The loss of fishing grounds across UK waters points to a frightening outlook for the future of the industry, claims a new report. Contracted by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), marine consultancy ABPmer has developed a series of scenarios to better understand and communicate issues surrounding future […]

South Devon College launches fishing apprenticeship

SWFPO are thrilled to see the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme designed for commercial fishers of the future, having been involved in the development of the the new course with South Devon College over the past 12 months. Working alongside our members, apprentices on the scheme will learn how to sustainably harvest fish and […]

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) funding panel dates announced for 2023

Panel dates in 2023 for applications to Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) valued over £150,000 confirmed by Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (FaSS) offers grant funding to support food producers across the catching, processing, and aquaculture sectors in England. Focused on helping projects that will boost business resilience and increase sustainability across our […]

SWFPO attendance at the 23rd International Pectinid Workshop, April 2024

The SWFPO team had the opportunity to attend the 23rd International Pectinid Workshop (IPW) that took place in late April 2024 on the Isle of Man. Since 1976, the IPW has been a biennial event that attracts marine researchers, managers and catchers/processors from all over the world. The primary goal of the IPW is to […]