WHO WE ARE

The Aberdeen Fish Producer’s Organisation was set up on the 10th October 1973 and is the oldest Producer Organisation in Scotland.
The AFPO have provided a range of services to Scotland’s fishermen ever since. Our speciality is in the area of quota management, representation and marketing for our fishermen and their produce. We currently have 22 member vessels and the focus is predominantly on whitefish species. The main grounds our vessels fish are in the North Sea with some activity on the seas to the West of Scotland and the Celtic Sea. The annual value of the catch by member vessels is around £20 million pounds. The vessels in membership are mainly  comprised of Static Gill Net/Long Line vessels as well as Trawl/Seine Net vessels. The range in size of vessels is from 9m to 45m. AFPO sits on the board of Seafood Scotland and the Scottish Whitefish Producers Association and also chairs the North East Whitefish Forum. Our sustainability work is enhanced by co-operation with other PO’s and Associations in forming the Sea Fisheries Scotland Accreditation Group which strives to accredit our demersal fisheries through attaining MSC certification. We also are involved with the West of Scotland PO and the Orkney PO in an association of PO’s formally recognised as an Association of Fish Producer Organisations by the UK and Scottish Governments. This Association is known as the the North & West Association of Fish Producer Organisations and is primarily focused on Marketing through Scottish Seas described below.
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SCOTTISH SEAS

A CO-OPERATIVE OF SCOTTISH FISHERMEN, WORKING TOGETHER TO BRING THE BEST OF WILD SCOTTISH SEAFOOD TO THE WORLD IN A WAY THAT SUSTAINS OUR HOME COMMUNITIES AND THE SEAS WE DEPEND UPON.

Our Fishermen catch a variety of North Atlantic species such as haddock, cod, saithe (Atlantic pollock), hake, monkfish, plaice, megrim, scallops, langoustines and more. We currently supply markets in the UK as well as across the EU and North America. Our boats fish under strict environmental and social guidelines. We have three fisheries currently certified by the MSC and we comply with the UK's Responsible Fishing Scheme.
Towns and villages along the Scottish coastline have had an interdependent relationship with the sea for centuries. We have always relied on the sea for our livelihoods, and the health of the sea now relies on us to manage what we take responsibly.
A fishing community is more than the income of individual boats. It’s the people who work at the docks and ready the fish for market. It’s the person who brings the ice. The one who fillets the fish. The one who drives the truck taking it further on. It’s the shop in town where folks by their supplies and the local school too.
Creating a fishermen-owned brand of wild Scottish seafood, brought to market with the highest standards of sustainability, can help preserve the health of stocks and our communities, for generations to come.