By James Buchan – Internal RFS Auditor
During the first quarter of last year I started auditing potential vessels for entry into the RFS scheme through SWFPA. There were challenges, primarily as to the burden put on fishermen with paperwork. Largely this has been removed and simplified.
We have since moved on and are now engaged in putting qualifying vessels into a group scheme. This will simplify the system even more and reduce the number of audits done onboard. Presently there are over 60 vessels ready to enter the group scheme and even more are in application.
Peterhead Fish Market now has RFS vessels clearly identified in yellow on their daily fish landings page.