Fishing industry gets new website

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)has launched a new website to provide a true reflection of commercial fishing in Scotland and counter inaccurate and negative portrayals.

The website – www.fishingforthe truth.co.uk – intends to provide a factual resource that will highlight the increasing size of the majority of stocks in the north-east Atlantic and the numerous conservation initiatives undertaken by the industry in recent years.

It also underlines the importance of fish and shellfish as a national food resource that contributes greatly to health, well-being, and revenue.

Bertie Armstrong, SFF chief executive, said the website would help defend the industry against “Doomsters and self-appointed armchair ‘experts’” in the debate over alleged overfishing, environmental impact and declining stocks.