Scottish Seafood Association donated an AFOS Micro Kiln
to the Network on a two year long free loan. The Micro Kiln
can be used to deliver training throughout Scotland in fish
Sea Fish Industry Authority also donated equipment to the
Network. Ten portable fish filleting training tables were
donated so that knife skills training can be delivered across
above are Michael Bates of the SSA, Lee Cooper of Seafish
and the Seafood Training Academy and Ian Land of Seafish.
Photo taken by Helen Muir, Chairman of the Network and Group
HR Director for Dawnfresh.
coverage included this Press
and Journal Article from the 23rd September 2016.
equipment will help scale up training
presented by Seafish and the Scottish Seafood Association
today (Thusday 22 September) at Peterhead Fishdocks to the
Scottish Seafood Training Network will mean specialist skills
will be more readily available in Scotland.
The Scottish Seafood Training Network was launched in 2015
to promote training in the Scottish fish and shellfish industry.
The kit being donated by Seafish and the Scottish Seafood
Association includes an AFOS microkiln and ten portable
fish fileting benches.
The new microkiln means fish and shellfish smoking courses
will be available in Scotland for the first time through
the Scottish Seafood Training Network. Similar equipment
used by the Seafood Training Network in Grimsby has attracted
course delegates from Australia and the USA to learn proper
Knife skills are vital to the long term sustainability of
Scottish seafood industry. With the availability of portable
fish fileting benches, the Scottish Seafood Network will
be able to deliver knife skills and filleting courses wherever
they are needed.
of the Scottish Seafood Training Network, Helen Muir, Michael
Bates from the Scottish Seafood Association, Ian Land from
Seafish and Lee Cooper from the Seafood Training Academy
are organising the handover.
Chair of the Scottish Seafood Training Network, Helen Muir,
said: “On behalf of the Scottish Seafood Training Network,
I would like to thank Seafish and the Scottish Seafood Association
for donating this equipment. It will help us increase the
knowledge base of the fish and shellfish industry in Scotland
and prepare it for the future.”
Senior Partner for the Seafood Training Academy, Lee Cooper,
said: “businesses in Scotland and elsewhere have been telling
us that smoking and knife skills courses are needed in Scotland.
This new equipment will give us the capacity to run training
courses in Grampian and elsewhere in Scotland.
The Scottish Seafood Training Network is a partnership of
training providers, employers, the Scottish Seafood Association,
Seafood Scotland, Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy.