The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) was established in 2011. It is the national representative body for the Scottish seafood processing and trading sectors in response to the sector’s need for greater representation in the policy arena and to provide bespoke membership services to help growth in the sector in the face of increasing challenging economic, environmental and regulatory conditions.
The members’ employ several thousand people directly with many more employed in businesses supplying and servicing processing companies predominately in fisheries dependent areas. This accounts for most numbers employed in the primary processing sector who source and buy fish landed in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The companies who are members provide markets for seafood caught by hundreds of fishermen who depend on the viability of the processing sector.