Brexit group Business for Britain (BfB) is urging Scottish trawlermen to back the UK quitting the EU in June’s referendum.
Alastair McMillan, BfB chairman north of the border, said a new deal for the country’s fishing fleet – outside of the EU – was a key part of the campaign.
He added: “The Common Fisheries Policy has been mishandled for decades.
“Yet all of the parties at Holyrood are campaigning to stay in the EU.
“Holyrood’s politicians are putting Europe, and their career, before Scotland.
Scotland’s fishermen deserve and will get a better deal when the UK leaves the EU.”
The group’s new fishing spokesman, Mev Brown, added: “Ten years ago, I stood in the Moray by-election (won by Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead MSP).
“The first thing voters talked to me about was the impact of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) on Scotland’s fishing fleet.
“It has been a disaster for fish stocks and a once thriving industry.
The fact is, our fishermen and their communities feel abandoned by politicians.”
“Now, for the first time in a generation, we can do something about it. If we vote to leave the EU, the future for our fishing industry will be transformed.”
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: “It is true that the CFP has been bad news for our fishermen.
“Whatever the outcome of the referendum, it is vital that politicians on all sides work hard to get our fishermen a better deal and deliver more regional control of fisheries.”