NFFO Chief Executive Barrie Deas debating the discard ban with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Newsnight
Serving the Fishing Industry
The purpose of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations is to ensure that the fishermen of England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a strong and clear voice when decisions are taken affecting their livelihoods, whether those decisions are taken in Brussels, London, Belfast or Cardiff.
Our aim is to secure sustainable and profitable fisheries and a high degree of industry involvement in all fisheries management decisions.
The NFFO is wholly owned and controlled by its members and is funded by membership subscription and through any income our Services Company can generate.
The need for all fishermen to unite and speak with a clear, coherent voice at national and international levels was the founding rationale for the foundation of the NFFO in 1977 and has remained its guiding principle ever since.