Scottish Seafood Training Network

Who Are We?

The Seafood Training Network is an initiative established by Seafish, the Seafood Training Academy and the Scottish Seafood Association.

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.


Network Partners

Network Chair - This employer based position is currently vacant.

Jimmy Buchan - Scottish Seafood Association's training and consultancy services

Donna Fordyce - Seafood Scotland

Gerry McBride - Skills Development Scotland

Helen Rush - Polaris Learning

Independent trainer representative is Liz Soutar

Michele Burnett and Linda Murray - North East Scotland College (NESCOL)

National Federation of Fishmongers (NFF) representative for Scotland - Clare Welch of Welch Fishmongers in Edinburgh.

National Federation of Fish Friers representative for Scotland - Stuart Devine of the Ashvale fish restaurant group.

Helen Duggan - Seafish Head of UK Regions (East)

Jes Sparkes - Seafish Scotland Regional Team

Lee Cooper - Seafish Onshore Training Team


Terms of Reference of the Scottish Seafood Training Network

Terms of Reference - available here

Partner Meeting Notes

Recent meeting notes are usually available upon request (contact Lee Cooper of Seafish)