North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership (NESFDP)

North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership (NESFDP) is a cross party, cross-sectoral group hosted by Aberdeenshire Council which seeks to provide a communication channel between the wider industry and its political representatives at all levels.

Future NESFDP Meetings

The next meeting of NESFDP is at 2pm on Friday 17th November 2017 in Committee Room 5, Woodhill House.      

NE Scotland Fish Processing Strategy Report

Commissioned and funded by Aberdeenshire Council and Scottish Enterprise with input from Aberdeen City Council, a major study of the local fish processing sector was published on 11 May 2015. 

The study analyses the current status of seafood processing in NE Scotland in the context of new Common Fisheries Policy and develops a strategy for growth.

NESFDP Meeting 15 September 2017 

Presentation (pdf 936KB) by Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive SFF. 

Presentation (pdf 5.21MB) by Patrick Hughes, Chief Executive, Seafood Scotland. 

NESFDP Meeting 10 February 2017 

Presentation (pdf 332KB) by Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive SFF 

Presentation (pdf 499KB) by Jennifer Russell: Seafish report on 2015 EU-Faeroe Bilateral Agreement

NESFDP Meeting 4th November 2016 Presentation by Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive SFF, Presentation by Dr Angus Garrett, Seafish, Presentation by Jamie Wikinson, NESFLAG Coordinator

NESFDP Meeting 13th May 2016  Presentation by Arina Motova, Seafish, Presentation by Jamie Wilkinson, NESFLAG Coordinator

NESFDP Meeting 6 November 2015   Presentation by Ian Gatt, Chief Executive, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, Presentation by Nick Bailey, Marine Scotland Science 

NESFDP Meeting 8 May 2015  Presentation by Ian Moir, Director, BDAplus, Presentation by Jennifer Mouatt, SIDI

NESFDP Meeting 23 January 2015, Presentation by Ian Moir, Director, BDAplus 

NESFDP Meeting 7 November 2014

NESFDP Meeting 9 May 2014  Presentation by Davie Anderson, Chair, NE Scotland Whitefish Supplies Forum

Letter from George Eustice MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment on Blue Whiting dated 28th October 2013.

Reply from UK Fisheries minister Richard Benyon to NESFDP letter dated 31st May 2012

Previous NESFDP Events/Meetings/News

NESFDP Meeting 10 February 2017 - Presentation by Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive SFF (pdf 332KB)

NESFDP Meeting - 4th November 2016

NESFDP Meeting - 7th February 2014
NESFDP Meeting - 15th November 2013
NESFDP Meeting - 23rd August 2013

NESFDP Meeting - 8th February 2013
NESFDP Meeting - 24th February 2012

NESFDP Meeting 15th November 2013

NESFDP Meeting 23rd August 2013

NESFDP Meeting 8th February 2013

NESFDP Meeting 24th February 2012

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