New executive chairman for joint fishing and offshore safety organisation

A lawyer with extensive experience of working with the fishing and oil and gas industries today (November 1) takes over the helm of the U.K. Fisheries Offshore Oil and Gas Legacy Trust Fund Limited or FLTC.

Charles Scott, a consultant with Shepherd and Wedderburn, will become part time Executive Chairman, taking over as Executive Chairman from Niall Scott who is retiring from the post after 10 years and will finish his tenure on the Board at the end of this year.

FLTC is a charity established in 2007 by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations and Oil & Gas UK to improve fishermen’s safety on the UK continental shelf. It is believed to be the first company in the world set up to provide fishermen with information about oil and gas structures in perpetuity.

Commenting on his appointment, Charles Scott, said:

“I look forward to working with FLTC to provide fishermen with comprehensive, up-to-date information on all seabed hazards related to oil and gas activities. For the last 10 years the oil and gas and fishing industries have been working closely together to support the FLTC Group and build an Endowment Fund which will be used to finance Group activities in perpetuity and I am delighted to have the opportunity to help build on what has already been achieved. I would like to thank Niall for his outstanding service and commitment to FLTC”

A number of projects are supported by the FLTC Group including provision of FishSAFE Information, which provides fishing vessels with detailed information about the location of oil and gas related surface and subsea structures in UK waters. Fishing gear can become caught on these structures and providing complete and accurate information about their location is an important factor in improving the safety of fishermen.