Working for our Fishermen

The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) exists to provide a voice for fishermen, irrespective of where on the coast they are based or the size of the vessel they operate. Given the scope of government to influence the conditions under which fishing vessels operate, it is vital that fishing vessels operators are able to ensure that their voice is heard and that they unite to ensure that their voice is heard clearly. The NFFO takes pride in the diversity of its membership, reflecting the diversity of the UK fleet. The organisation is run along democratic lines through an Executive Committee on which all the main regional and sectoral groupings have an equal voice. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations is a company limited by guarantee.

Brief History

The NFFO was established in 1977 during the negotiations for the 1983 Common Fisheries Policy agreement. The paramount importance of being able to speak with a single industry…

NFFO Committees

To ensure efficiency and accountability, the NFFO is comprised of a number of committees that are able to draw on the considerable expertise and knowledge available in the…

Training Trust Fund

The NFFO Training Trust was established by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations in 1999 to support safety and training in the fishing industry.