The Scottish Fishermen's Federation has appointed Fahim Hashimi a new policy officer to work on the interface between fishing and offshore energy

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has appointed Fahim Hashimi a new policy officer to work on the interface between fishing and offshore energy

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has appointed a new policy officer to work on the interface between fishing and offshore energy, both renewables and oil and gas.

Fahim Hashimi joined SFF at the start of August and he and his family are in the process of relocating to Aberdeen.

Fahim is an Afghan national who was relocated to the UK under the Afghanistan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP) last year. 

He studied Law and Political Science at Kabul University before taking his Masters in International Studies at Oklahoma State University in the USA under the Fulbright Scholarship Programme. 

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Fahim has extensive experience in extractive industries policy, law, planning, monitoring, evaluation and project management both in private consultancy and in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan. 

Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of SFF, said: “We are delighted to welcome Fahim to this new role. This will be an important role for us in the years ahead as fishing must secure its place through the energy transition, and we must ensure that our voice is heard. Fahim has very relevant skills and experience to bring to the role, and we are pleased he has chosen SFF as the organisation in which to start his new working life in the UK.”

Fahim said: “I’m looking forward to helping SFF promote and protect its members’ interests through the energy transition in Scottish waters, and while I have much to learn about the fishing industry, I have experience that is very transferable to this new role. I’m looking forward to meeting fishermen to learn about their industry and hear at first hand their concerns, as well as to working with regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that fishing’s interests are at the heart of offshore energy policy in Scotland.”

Source: Press Release

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