The following associations are contributors to the FISH Platform:

National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

The NFFO is the representative body for fishermen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Plays an active role in promoting fishermen’s safety and holds seats on UK FISG (Fishing Industry Safety Group);
  • Is centrally involved in the development of domestic, European and International health and safety standards for fishermen;
  • Works to develop a strong health and safety culture throughout the UK fishing industry irrespective of the size of vessel or method of fishing;
  • Fights for adequate funding and training facilities for fishermen;
  • Uses its Training Trust to channel funds into fishermen’s training and safety equipment. 

National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
30 Monkgate
YO13 7PF
United Kingdom
T +44 1904 635 430
F +44 1904 635 431



NOVIKONTAS Maritime College is placed in Riga, Latvia. Novikontas focused on navigators and marine engineers educational programs as well as maritime training courses for sea staff according to STCW (as amended). Novikontas is a leading training centre in a Baltic region with average 6000 trainee annually on more than 60 different courses. Modern simulators are used for education and training – 3 full Navigation Bridges, Dynamic Positioning Simulator, 6 small navigation bridges, 4 Engine Room Control Rooms, WARTSILA RT-Flex simulator, Liquid Cargo Simulator (3 bridges), various survival simulators. Novikontas developed own Electronic Management Systems such as: Training Management System (TMS), Educational Management System (EDS), Quality Management System (QMS) and Trainees’ Data Base (TDB). At present time Novikontas is in the development process of Competence Assessment Tool (CAT). Novikontas is actively involved in maritime industry advertisement process "Go to sea!", youth completion organised in Novikontas premises several times a year. Novikontas is a member of IASST (International Association for Safety and Survival) and IMSF (International Maritime Simulator Forum). More information on web

Aleksandr Chropenko, Director
NOVIKONTAS Maritime College
17a Duntes str.,
LV-1005 Riga, Latvia
Tel.: +371 673 99999
Fax.: +371 673 99998

Öckerö Maritime Center

Öckerö Maritime Center (OMC) is a complete training center that was established in 1997, but under the name of fishing Educational FUC. In 2008 it changed its name into Öckerö Maritime Center.

The OMC is run by a nonprofit organization that represents a composite of various professional organizations in the fishing and shipping industry, whose purpose it is to train professionals in fishing and shipping in terms of safety, quality and competence issues.
The policy is to deliver high quality training in maritime safety and their goal is to be a resource for both the fishing, shipping and more recently, some parts of aviation. The instructors work in their everyday work in the fields they teach, which ensures that the courses have a clear tie to reality. OMC has a very modern training facilities as well as an accommodation facility with hotel standards.

Öckerö Maritime Center
Björnhuvudsvägen 45
Box 1088
475 22 ÖCKERÖ

Tel: +46(0)31 – 97 65 90
Fax: +46(0)31 – 96 23 99



Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association

Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association

The Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) represents the interests of 10 European pelagic freezer-trawler companies on an international level. At present, the association has members in the UK, France, Germany, Lithuania, Ireland and the Netherlands, all operating freezer-trawlers that catch and process pelagic fish for human consumption. Our basic aim is a sustainable fishing industry, now and in the future. The food supply of frozen pelagic fish to people all over the world must be in balance with the harvesting of the pelagic fish stocks.

Visiting address:
Treubstraat 17
2280 EH Rijswijk
The Netherlands

P.O. Box:
Postbus 72
2280 AB Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 70 3369617
Twitter RvZ_Arbeid


Scottish Fishermen's Federation

The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) was formed in 1973 to preserve and promote the collective interests of Scotland’s fishermen's associations. The Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobbying government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays a key role in helping to inform: fisheries science; the management of the marine environment; inshore fisheries management; marine spatial planning; marine safety regulations and industry recruitment and training programmes.

Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF)
24 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XE
Tel: +44 1224 646944
Fax: +44 1224 647058