Saturday, 25 August 2018

Commercial fishermen training opportunities through Seafish

Thanks to continued support from the EU (through EMFF funds) and the MCA, Seafish has secured additional funding to support commercial fishermen undertaking voluntary safety-related training. Seafish actively encourage fishermen to undertake training to develop their safety knowledge and skills beyond minimum legal requirements. Following a previous successful EMFF funding project, Seafish submitted another bid for EMFF funding which has been approved by the MMO with funding for fishermen in England now available until Mar 2020.

Funding deadlines across the rest of the UK vary with funding in Scotland available until September 2018, in Northern Ireland until December 2018 and in Wales until March 2019.

This funding is accessible to new entrants and commercial fishermen who are fully compliant with Basic Safety Training Regulations. Funding is available to support training in the following areas although we will consider other safety related courses:

Refresher training- Basic course and advanced courses for example fire-fighting and first aid

  • Navigation
  • Engineering
  • Stability Awareness
  • Radio
  • New Entrant training - Introduction to Commercial Fishing course
  • Deck and Engineering Certificates of Competency

For more information please contact the Seafish Training Team on 01472 252346