The SFO Fishing Fleet

SFO fleet

The Organisation currently has some 300 active vessels in membership based in ports around the Scottish coast from Girvan in the South West to Peterhead in the North East and the islands to the north and west including the Hebrides and Orkney.

The fleet consists of many types of vessels using a variety of fishing methods. The groundfish are caught mainly by trawling and in recent years twin rig trawling has become popular.

Pelagic fish are caught by trawl and purse seine and the vessels which prosecute this type of fishing are all fitted with refrigerated sea water tanks to ensure fish of the highest quality are delivered to the market.