Seafish Scotland

North East White Fish Forum

The North East White Fish Forum (NEWFF) is a regular industry meeting, discussing relevant and pertinent aspects, issues, and opportunities within the white fish supply chain in the north east of Scotland.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 4th December 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00, and will be held at the Buchan Braes Hotel, Boddam, Peterhead. A draft agenda will be circulated nearer the time. 

If you are involved in the white fish sector and would like to attend, please contact Jess Sparks on 07876 035753 or email

Jess also provides regular monthly updates on Nephrops and white fish landings covering the North Sea and West of Scotland, which are available here.

Training Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for training that leads towards better jobs and careers in the seafood industry across Scotland. From health and safety certificates to degrees and vocational qualifications, participating in learning and training can give you the knowledge and experience to progress to bigger and better roles in the seafood industry.

Keeping up high standards of training in the seafood industry is important for a number of reasons that benefits all of us. Training ensures that employees are safe at work, that consumers purchase higher-quality products, and that employers employ skilled, competent and motivated workforces.

At Seafish Scotland, providing training opportunities for everybody in the industry is one of our top priorities. Over the past few years, we have achieved much for our industry:

  • Level 2 fish and shellfish vocational qualifications  and apprenticeships for operatives and team leaders in processing, fishmongering and related sectors;
  • Level 3 professional qualifications and  apprenticeships in processing, fishmongering, fish frying and other onshore sectors;
  • Level 3 mini awards from bivalve purification through to fish frying;
  • Online learning materials, new training DVDs, workbooks, programmes and other support materials;
    An expansion of the support available for apprenticeships throughout the UK. There's never been a better time to embark in a career in the fish and shellfish industry.

To find out more visit the Seafish Training page

We are in the process of developing content for the Seafish Scotland Regional pages and will update them on a regular basis with Seafish Scotland work activities.

As we continue to develop the Seafish Scotland Regional pages please get in touch to discuss with your Regional Team.

Jess Sparks
Regional Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1358 729 609
M: +44 (0) 7876 035 753

Ian Land
Scottish Account Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1241 431 551
M: +44 (0) 7876 035 722

Craig Burton
Regional Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1967 431 573
M: +44 (0) 7876 035 771