The aim of the Association is to promote and protect the interests of the Scottish pelagic fishing fleet by:
Supporting the sustainable fishing of pelagic stocks;
Maximising the fishing opportunities available to members;
Ensuring that members are allowed to partiipate equitably in international fisheries;
Placing strong emphasis on safety, training and quality.
Derek Duthie, chief Executive: Derek joined the Association in 1998. Brought up in the village of Gardenstown with strong family connections within the fishing industry, Derek held a variety of management positions in banking before leaving to join the Association. He is a Chartered Banker and holds a BSc in Marine Resource Management (Marine & Fisheries Management) from University of Aberdeen.
Derek is chairman of the North East Fishermen's Training Association and, the Northern Pelagic Working Group of EAPO, a European lobby group. He is also a member of the Pelagic Regional Advisory Council and a director of Seafood Scotland and the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group.
Tuna fishing season in the Pacific Ocean began Mexico
The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) announced that on Monday, January 20, the tuna fishing season began with purse-seine vessels in the Pacific Ocean.