Membership Benefits

SFCC provides a valued service to its members including:

Regular Communication

  • ​Monthly news updates together with the Fisheries Management Scotland news update


  • Discounted rates on training courses
  • Bespoke fisheries data collection training programme (see training page)
  • Access to online /e-learning programmes in computer mapping (GIS) and scale reading
  • Phone and email-based mapping support

Electro-fishing Database Provision

  • Unlimited use of our online database which holds over 30,000 electrofishing surveys
  • Telephone, online and video tutorial support
  • Secure storage
  • Automated fish density calculations
  • Automated PDF report generation and spreadsheet exporting

One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) Data Access

SFCC members gained access to OSMA mapping data on a 12 month contractual basis due to our close working relationship with Marine Scotland.

Mapping data available includes the entire Ordnance Survey data catalogue

Computer Mapping  Data Supply
SFCC also facilitates access to a range of datasets relevant to the fisheries environment including:

  • Rivers, lochs and catchments
  • Aerial Imagery
  • Digital Terrain Model
  • Landcover and landuse
  • Geology
  • Habitat Map of Scotland

Access to adopted SFCC data collection protocols

  • Introductory electro-fishing training
  • Team leader electro-fishing training
  • Habitat survey training
  • Access to further research protocols adopted by SFCC

Added value of membership