Responsible Fishing

The NFFO works on many fronts to promote safe working practice and demonstrate and realise a sustainable future. Sustainability is not just an ideal decided by environmentalists. The fishing industry shares the goal of sustainability and can demonstrate in a number of concrete ways what it is doing to achieve it.

Deck to Dinner

Following the release of new scientific research that shows the stocks of many commercial fish species have reached the ‘gold standard’ of sustainability, the…

Crew Safety & Welfare

The welfare and safety of all crewmen working on British fishing vessels is the absolute top priority for the NFFO and our members.

The UK's most sustainable fish...

New research from the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has found hake to currently be the UK’s most sustainable fish.

Discard Reduction

Between 2002 and 2012 the English fleet reduced its discards by around 50%. This figure illustrates the point that substantial progress was already being made to reduce discards…

Sustainability

The Federation has a duty to its members and to wider society to promote sustainable fishing practices. Ensuring future food security, and as an industry minimising our…

Research Initiatives

We commission and undertake a wide range of projects in support of our policy work towards realising a sustainable, viable and safe future for the industry.

Fisheries, Marine Planning and Licensing

As our seas are used for more and more activities it is essential that fisheries are properly accounted for when planning for other marine uses. We work to help ensure fishing…

Safety and Training

Fishing is a hazardous occupation and promoting safe working practices and training of fishermen is a critical part of the work of the NFFO. The Federation has representation on…