Over forty years of experience in fisheries, starting as a creel fisherman and then owning a trawler, both working out of Glenuig and landing in Mallaig. Founder member of Highland's and Islands Fishermen's Association (Static Gear). Founder of Processing and Smoking business, Macdonald's Smoked Produce, supplying five Royal Households, three US Presidents, Concorde, Cunard and others. Former Director of Lochaber Enterprise and Lochaber College. Consultant in adding value and training in food Smoking.
The Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) aim to improve the management of inshore fisheries in the 0-6 nautical mile zone of Scottish waters, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.