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Fish Friers Tour Peterhead Market

Fish Friers Tour Peterhead Market – Members of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) attended their first area meeting in Scotland earlier this week – and used the opportunity to tour Peterhead fishmarket.

The meeting was an opportunity for likeminded fish friers to come together and discuss the matters that are affecting us as fish and chip shop owners, and the industry as a whole. It was also an opportunity for Andrew Crook, NFFF President and Colin Cromar the NFFF Regional Director for Scotland to meet with members face to face.

The idea of holding the meeting together with the tour was recommended by NFFF member, Murray Watson from Stonehaven.

Fish Friers at Peterhead MarketAndrew Crook said: “As President of the NFFF, I have always felt regional meetings are important to our trade as it allows us to come together and share knowledge and ideas and this have made a hugh difference to my own business as I have attended the Northwest Area Meeting for years.”

Jimmy Buchan of the Scottish Seafood Association showed members around the market so as to showcase the produce on offer. Members were also shown around the new training facilities at the market which offers people a chance to learn more about fish filleting.

These new courses are designed to give trainees a head start when going into a career in catering or processing.
The day before the meeting, Mr Crook and Mr Cromar were invited onboard the Peterhead trawler Budding Rose by skipper Peter Bruce for a guided tour.

Andrew Crook said: “Thank you to everyone who attended the first NFFF Scottish Area Meeting, from our NFFF members to our Associate Members Henry Colbeck Ltd, Kerry Foodservice and Middleton Food Products. It was great to meet and talk with you. The fishing and fish and chip sector in Scotland are still among the best.”