NEW MAN AT HELM OF SFA
New man at the helm of SFA
It’s all change at the top of Shetland Fishermen’s Association, with Leslie Tait standing down as Chair after 13 years.
His successor is Alison Kay skipper James Anderson, who chaired the association briefly in the past.
Leslie will however remain involved with the SFA after being appointed Honorary President. He is set to stand down from his role as Vice President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation in August.
SFA executive officer Simon Collins said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Leslie, whose knowledge and insight has been invaluable during his tenure.
“James is a fisherman of vast experience and will be an excellent Chair of the association as we move into a new era for the industry.”
The SFA was permanently established in 1947 and is principally a lobbying group, which promotes the interests of its members locally and in the centres of national and international political power: Edinburgh, London and Brussels. It represents everything from small shellfish boats to large pelagic vessels, and is thus widely recognised as the voice of Shetland fishermen.