Thursday, 26 January 2017

Seafood Cornwall Training - latest course news for 2017.

Seafood Cornwall Training courses - latest course news:

So you want to be skipper?

There is funding available for experienced fishermen (minimum 2 years fishing experience) wishing to refresh any of their basic or advanced level training or take courses towards their Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket.

Candidates must already hold all four basic safety certificates– Sea Survival / PST, First Aid, Fire Fighting, Health & Safety and have completed their Safety Awareness training to be eligible for funding (subject to Seafish approval).

MCA approved AEC 30hour Diesel Engine course

We are in the process of setting up a four day engineering course, which is part of the essential training needed to complete your under 16.5m Skipper’s Ticket. If you would like to be alerted once it is up and running, give us a call or email:

Earlier this year the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) opened the €243m European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in England. The scheme is
currently open for projects which focus on the reform of the CFP such as: 

  • improving health and safety on fishing vessels; 
  • enhancing the quality or value of catch; 
  • investing in port and harbour infrastructure such as ports/auction
  • halls/shelters; 
  • helping the processing of seafood and aquaculture products or general investments in aquaculture.

Apply directly through the MMO website: 

call 0208 026 5539 or email :

Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG)

The FLAG will launch in early 2017. The FLAG has 4 priorities:

1. Supporting innovation, diversification and micro business development. Creating shared work space and collaboration between fishermen, fish marketing, adding value and development of energy reduction and innovation in plant and machinery. Improving the quality of the catch & waste solutions.

2. Developing and supporting social, economic and environmental projects which especially benefit smaller and isolated communities where the numbers of beneficiaries is low but impact is an important consideration.

3. Developing and supporting innovation in fish, fish products, fish waste and processes and adding value. Quality marks and catch quality. Environmental projects which benefit the wider fishing industry. Supporting social enterprise, branding and catch quality. Science and research, micro financial instruments. fish bi-products

4. Developing and supporting training to mentor new entrants. Working with skipper mentors and mentors in the wider fishing sectors to ensure entrants are safe and skilled in the many requirements of work.

If you have a project idea that meets one of the above priorities, please get in contact with Chris 01736 364324 or to develop an expression of interest.

The University of Exeter is conducting workshops for women in fishing.

Come to one of our workshops to learn about:

  • How to access funding from the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG).
  • What help the Fishermen’s Mission can provide to fishing families.
  • Information and resources for fishing families coping with stress and ill health.

Childcare and refreshments provided

28 January 2-4pm Looe Lifeboats Station and 4 February 12.30-2.30pm Mevagissey Social Club

Please visit our website for more details about our courses.