OFA operates a number of services as well as multiple research projects.
OFA is dedicated to helping Orkney's fishing industry become more sustainable, more profitable, and safer.
As well as making sure the voice of the local fishing community is heard in both local and national issues OFA offers a number of services to make the day-to-day life of a fisherman a bit easier.
To find out more about our services please click on one of the boxes to the right.
We have also been involved in many research projects. Click here to find out more about them.
Our office is manned 8:30-16:00 Mondays to Fridays
Orkney Marine Oil
Orkney Marine Oil was founded by OFA to help commercial boats accross the Orkney islands have cheaper and regular access to fuel. Click here to learn more.
Orkney Fisheries Association leases a building on Kirkwall pier so fishermen can store and mend their gear sheltered from the harsh Orkney weather. If you are interested in finding out more give us a call on (+44) 01856 871 818 or click here to send us a message.
Life Jacket Service
Solutions for Individuals
Staff are available to assist with individual issues arising for fishermen relating to all aspects of their business. If staff cannot directly assist they will investigate with the appropirate agencies.
Responding to Planning Applications
OFA receive and respond on behalf of members to proposals affecting fisheries short or long term in Orkney waters including fish farm applications, marine renewable device developments, oil and gas pipe lines, communications cables, seismic surveys and nature and conservation designations.
Grants and Funding
OFA make grant applications collectively or individually on behalf of members. Just tell us what you need and we will see what we can do.
Representing Your Views
Researching Orkney's Fisheries
OFA facilitate fishery research directed by the members and liaise with scientists to provide sound methodology and break down barriers between fishermen and the scientific community. Click here to learn more about our research projects.