Scottish Seafood Training Network

Contact Us - For more information please contact the Seafish, Seafood Scotland or Scottish Seafood Association members of the Steering Group - click here for contact details

Who Are We?

The 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;

i) To signpost training opportunities to the onshore fish and shellfish sector in Scotland,

ii) To encourage skills development and career progression,

iii) To seek funding to support training needs,

iv) To promote cooperation in the provision of fish and shellfish training across Scotland, and

v) To provide a voice to fish and shellfish employers in Scotland over training issues.


Plans and Opportunities

Upskilling funding continues into 2021 find out more here

Network Partners

Network Chairman - Helen Muir, Group HR Director, Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd

Jimmy Buchan / and Jean Meikle - Scottish Seafood Association

Donna Fordyce - Seafood Scotland

Gerry McBride - Skills Development Scotland

Duncan Abernathy and Linda Hope - North East Scotland College (NESCOL)

Gordon Gibb - Polaris Learning Ltd

Independent trainer representative - TBC

Ian Land - Seafish Scotland Regional Team

Lee Cooper - Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy

National Federation of Fishmongers representative for Scotland - TBC

National Federation of Fish Friers representative for Scotland - TBC

Calum Richardson - independent fish frier, The Bay Fish and Chips.

Apprenticeship and Training Providers

The following training providers offer fish and shellfish specific training in Scotland.

Scottish Seafood Association/Jean Meikle - 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 - is approved to deliver food hygiene and HACCP training up to advanced level.

MAS Food Consultancy Ltd / Michael Sim (for none SSA related training)

Polaris Learning Ltd - Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeships, knife skills training and smoking courses.

Colleges and Facilities Providers

North East Scotland College (NESCOL, Fraserburgh)- Smoking training centre etc. Contact D Abernethy

Ayrshire College - contact J Govan

City of Glasgow College - contact M Donald


Terms of Reference of the Scottish Seafood Training Network

Terms of Reference - available here

Partner Meeting Notes

recent meeting note are available upon request


New Members

If you want to become a member of the Network then please go to this webpage for more information and to download a Membership form.


See also

Network Northern Ireland

Network Wales

Network Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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