Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Fishing News Awards - 2020 live from last night!

The Fishing News Awards 2020 The Fishing News Awards 2020 shine a spotlight on the achievements, innovations, and successes of the commercial fishing industries of the UK and Ireland in 2019. 

Closer to home, local skipper and boat owner Sam Lambourn from Newlyn picked up this year's Lifetime Achievement Award cited in particular for his ability to build consensus and work in guiding the industry in a positive direction at both local and international level.

While at little further up the road across the border in Devon, Brixham Fish Market won the Fish Market of the Year Award after the installation of a pioneering on-line remote computer auction system.

For a full programme, click here In the light of the challenges faced by all in the industry, we felt that delaying the announcement of the winners of the awards that were originally scheduled to be named at the Presentation Evening on 14 May was the appropriate thing to do. We hope that this online announcement of the winners will offer an opportunity to celebrate their success, reflect on the industry’s achievements in 2019, and look forward to better times. 

We are delighted to announce that in place of the usual table donations to the Fishermen’s Mission at the awards evening, a Just Giving page has been created to allow those who wish to make a donation this year to do so. Click here to make a donation and support the work this charity does for fishermen and their families.

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Five selection boxes of prime-quality seafood to be won!

Unable to host the drinks reception as planned at the Fishing News Awards 2020 presentation evening, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is instead offering the chance to win five £50 boxes of seafood in an easy-to-enter competition.

At a time when everyone in the industry is working extremely hard to restore market stability and enhance the circular economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, freshly caught prime-quality seafood showcasing what demersal, pelagic and shellfish vessels, together with processors, have to offer, was an obvious choice for the prizes.

Halibut, haddock, lemon sole, langoustine, scallops, salmon, smoked haddock and mackerel, monkfish and whole-tail scampi are among the species that will be included in the bespoke presentation boxes to be supplied by Amity Fish.

Enter now,  by clicking here