Membership Benefits

SFCC provides a service to its members including:

Regular Communication

  • ​Monthly news updates
  • Annual biologists’ meeting
  • Annual members’ meeting


  • Discounted rates on training courses
  • Annual training programme (see training pages)
  • Access to online /e-learning programmes in computer mapping and scale reading

Mobile/tablet Field Data Collection Tools

  • Together with members, SFCC designs and deploys field data collection tools that enable efficient data collection including National Adult Scale Sampling Project, pink salmon, red skin disease and escaped farmed salmon. 

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

Mapping Service
Members may contact SFCC at any time with map creation requests. SFCC provides a mapping support service to members and maintains a list of relevant data sources for fisheries managers. SFCC also helps facilitate access to a range of datasets relevant to the fisheries environment including:

  • Rivers, lochs and catchments
  • Aerial Imagery
  • Digital Terrain Model
  • 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 data collection protocols adopted by SFCC