Seafood Training Network is an initiative established by Seafish,
the Seafood Training Academy, the Scottish Seafood Association, and fish and shellfish apprenticeship
and training providers in Scotland. The aims of the Network are;
To signpost training opportunities to the onshore fish and
shellfish sector in Scotland,
To encourage skills development and career progression,
To seek funding to support training needs,
To promote cooperation in the provision of fish and shellfish
training across Scotland,
To provide a voice to fish and shellfish employers in Scotland
over training issues.
soon - Profiles on providers, Survey of training needs, Programme
of Network events and activities. See
the links on the left for more information on courses, events,
Network Chairman - Helen Muir, Group HR Director, Dawnfresh
Jimmy Buchan / and Jean Meikle - Scottish
Donna Fordyce - Seafood Scotland
Gerry McBride - Skills Development Scotland
Duncan Abernathy and Linda Hope - North East Scotland College (NESCOL)
Gordon Gibb - Polaris Learning
Donna Maver - DM Training
Ian Land - Seafish Scotland Regional Team
Lee Cooper - Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy
Stuart Atkinson - NFFF Director for Scotland
Calum Richardson - independent fish frier, The Bay Fish and Chips.
Any seafood employer in Scotland is eligible to become a member of the Network. Please see #7 at the bottom of the page for more information.
Apprenticeship and Training Providers
following training providers offer fish and shellfish specific
training in Scotland.
Scottish Seafood Association/Michael Sim - for all compliance and standards related training for SSA members
Liz Soutar Training (SW Scotland) for food hygiene and HACCP related training - Seafish approved trainer
Ian Meek (NW Scotland) for food hygiene and HACCP related training - Seafish approved trainer. Ian also provides guidance on shellfish purification
DM Training (Grampian) - Donna Maver - who also sits on the Network Partners Group is approved to deliver food hygiene and HACCP training
MAS Food Consultancy Ltd / Michael Sim (for none SSA related training) - Seafish approved trainer
Polaris Learning Ltd - Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeships, knife skills training and smoking courses.
Scottish Shellfish Training Centre
- Bivalve purification approved trainer.
Sheila Chapman (Orkney) for food hygiene and HACCP related training - Seafish approved trainer.
Colleges and Facilities Providers
North East Scotland College (NESCOL, Fraserburgh)- Smoking training centre etc. Contact D Abernethy
College - contact J Govan
City of Glasgow College - contact M Donald
Federation of Fishmongers - representative to be agreed
Federation of Fish Friers -
representative is Colin Cromar of The Fish Hoose in Fife and NFFF Director for Scotland.
of Reference of the Scottish Seafood Training Network
of Reference - available
Partner Meeting Notes
July 2020 - - Meeting notes here.
June 2020 - - Meeting notes here.
February 2020 - - Meeting notes here.
April 2019 - - Meeting notes here.
January 2019 - Meeting notes here.
October 2018 - Meeting notes here.
Launch - presentations etc available
you want to become a member of the Network then please go
webpage for more information and to download a Membership