The SWFPA has engaged us to promote the RFS scheme to meet the demands of the retail industry.

The scope of this work involves auditing the vessels in the  SWFPA and MNWFA to reach the RFS standard for certification.


EMFF funding application for Scotland has now been approved. Funding now available for various courses and refresher training until 01/09/2018.

The SFT have provided grant assistance for funding training materials relevant to the Seafish and STCW 95 courses.

NEFTA appreciates the funding that has been received .

Many Thanks

NEFTA staff


MCA now require anyone doing the Unlimited ticket to complete the AEC1 (Approved Engine Course 1) (30 hour Diesel Course).

The restricted or unrestricted certificates now require both the Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen and the Advanced Stability courses to be completed.

Anyone holding the Under 16.5m Limited or Unlimited tickets needs to refresh their Safety Awareness certificate every 5 year to retain it.

Nefta will do ad hoc courses to try and accommodate crews wanting funded refresher training.


The EMFF funding has now been extended to Sept 01 2018.

Changes to certification will be implemented mid Summer 2017.

Updated information will be added to this site when it is received from the MCA.