Marine / Change at top of fishermen’s association

SFA chairman James Anderson.

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association (SFA) has a new chairman.

Alison Kay skipper James Anderson, who has chaired the organisation briefly in the past, is replacing Leslie Tait.

Tait, who has spent 13 years in the role, will now be honorary president. He will also stand down from his role as vice-president of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation in August.

SFA executive officer Simon Collins said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Leslie, whose knowledge and insight has been invaluable during his tenure.

“James is a fisherman of vast experience and will be an excellent chair of the association as we move into a new era for the industry.”