Welcome to the Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation Welcome to the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF) website. SCFF
is the national trade association for the creel fishing industry, a traditional
and sustainable form of coastal fishing for shell fish that supports more jobs
around the coastline of Scotland than any other type of fishery.
Creel Fishing Creel fishing (also known as Potting) is referred to as a ‘passive’ or
‘static’ form of fishing as the baited creels are dropped from the boat to the
seabed where they soak until they are next retrieved by the vessel. The main
species targeted in Scotland are prawns, lobster and crabs. Different bait is
used depending on what species is being targeted.
The creel is generally made of round steel bar which is plastic coated and then
covered with netting. Target species enter via small netted tunnels on either
side of the creel.
MGN 502 (F) This legislation comes into force on 1st April'16 and any vessel found not
to be in compliance will be given three months grace and thereafter confined to
port until such times as vessels conform.
MGN 502 (F) Code of Practice for the safety of small fishing vessels came out
almost two years ago with implementation early 2016. SI no 9 of 2001 is the
enabling legislation and supercedes MSN 1813(F)
more information here....
Joint Warrior Joint Warrior is taking place on the west coast between 11th and 23rd April.
Contact numbers and link to fishing vessel and ferry guide in our
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SCFF AGM 2016 New members, new directors, new links see news