Skipper Buchan lands new role

WELL known Scottish fisherman Jimmy Buchan is to take over as business manager of the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).

The skipper and owner of Amity II, who starred in the BBC’s Trawlermen series, said his appointment was an ideal chance to ‘continue to raise awareness of our world-class seafood’.

Buchan, who takes over from Michael Bates, has more than 40 years’ experience in the fishing industry. He will represent the SSA’s 70 members on various industry bodies.

David Leiper, chair of the SSA, said: ‘Jimmy was the natural choice for this post. He has always been a strong advocate and ambassador for the industry and he has a vast amount of practical experience and understanding of the catching and supply chains as well as the processing sector.

‘At a time when stocks are showing great recovery and with Brexit very much on the agenda, it is vital that processors have a strong voice to safeguard the sustainable, long-term future of our industry.  Jimmy’s involvement in this will be invaluable.’

Buchan said: ‘I am looking forward to taking up this post at a time when change and opportunities are on the horizon.

‘I’m passionate about the industry so I was delighted to be appointed to the role and the opportunity it brings to continue to raise awareness of our world-class seafood.’

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