Welcome to the Scottish Creel Fishermen's Federation Welcome to the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF) website. SCFF
is the national trade association for the creel fishing industry, a traditional
and sustainable form of coastal fishing for shell fish that supports more jobs
around the coastline of Scotland than any other type of fishery.
Creel Fishing Creel fishing (also known as Potting) is referred to as a ‘passive’ or
‘static’ form of fishing as the baited creels are dropped from the boat to the
seabed where they soak until they are next retrieved by the vessel. The main
species targeted in Scotland are prawns, lobster and crabs. Different bait is
used depending on what species is being targeted.
The creel is generally made of round steel bar which is plastic coated and then
covered with netting. Target species enter via small netted tunnels on either
side of the creel.