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Recruitment - Quota Manager

The Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Quota Manager.

This is an exciting, unique and challenging opportunity to take responsibility for ensuring that the quota management responsibilities of the UK's largest fish Producer Organisation are achieved.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role as part of the Organisation's management team including the supervision of the Peterhead office, as well as representing the Organisation at various meetings in Scotland and the wider European Union.

The post is predominantly based in the North East of Scotland, but travel to other Scottish ports will be essential.

The successful candidate will be highly numerate, PC literate, possess excellent communication skills and be able to undertake flexible working patterns. Fisheries management knowledge is advantageous but not essential.

Starting salary circa £30-35K depending on skills and experience. Other benefits include pension and company car. Assistance with relocation costs will be provided for the right candidate.

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter in absolute confidence to: John Anderson, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation, Braehead, 601 Queensferry Road Edinburgh EH4 6EA to be received no later than Friday the 12th of June 2015.

Marine Scotland – Chartering Opportunity

I wish to bring your attention to a chartering opportunity which has now been posted on the Scottish Government Public Portal.

Marine Scotland invites proposals from demersal trawlers of overall length greater than 26 m (85 ft 4”) to undertake a scientific study of anglerfish to the north of Scotland Sea in exchange for scientific quota to be used during that study.

The research survey will start on 23rd April 2012, departing from a port on the north coast of Scotland to be specified in consultation with Marine Scotland Science staff.

The Scottish scientific study carried out on the successful commercial vessel using the allocated scientific quota will consist of two parts. In the first part, a research survey of 16 days duration, the vessel will fish according to a predefined set of survey stations using the standard survey net.

This is a summary of the requirements. For specific details, please register on the Public Contracts Scotland (registeration free of charge) and search for "Charter for Monkfish Industry Science Group Scientific Study 2012", whereupon documents can be downloaded from.

Closing date for receipt of bids is 1200hrs on 13 April 2012.


Bob McLeod
Head of Procurement
Marine Scotland Performance, Aquaculture & Recreational Fisheries
Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road, Torry,
Aberdeen AB11 9DB
Tel: 01224 295560
Fax: 01224 295511

Quota Management System

The SFO Quota Management System is now available.

Electronic Log Books - New Arrangements

Marine Scotland letter - a reminder of the impending deadline of 31st March for processing grant payments and a change to the way grant claims will be handled.

Electronic Log Books

E-Catch has developed user-friendly electronic logbook software for use on fishing vessels. View more information and price details.

New SFO Factory opens

The opening by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead of a new langoustine processing factory at Uddingston near Glasgow, on 22nd September, marked a red letter day for the Scottish Fishermen's Organisation (SFO) Ltd.