The Scottish Pelagic Processors Association (SPPA) has a close working relationship with UK Pelagic Fishermen.
Members of the Scottish Pelagic Processors Association (SPPA) supply a wide range of mackerel, herring and blue whiting products, from smoked and canned fish to UK retailers, wholesalers and fishmongers, to block frozen bulk packs supplied via reefers to major export customers.
The Scottish Pelagic Processors Association (SPPA) was established in 1976 (under its former name as the Herring Buyers Association) following the set up of Scottish Producer Organisations, with the aim of supporting and representing buyers and processors of pelagic species.
The SPPA is a founding member of the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG). Through SPSG the Scottish industry has obtained certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on all its herring and mackerel fisheries.