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Hundreds of vessels used for oil sector support work


The commercial wing of Scotland’s fishing fleet body has passed the 500 mark for the number of different vessels it has used for oil and gas sector work since the beginning of the century. Rules brought in to allow stocks to replenish have restricted the amount of time fishing vessels can spend at sea catching fish, putting the fleet’s future at risk. SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), set up by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation in 1986, said the work it has helped create has softened the impact of the downtime enforced on crafts.