The closure of voting in the Fishing News Awards 2017 eds tonight! We’ve had a great response so far for each of the categories, but there’s still time to get your votes in.

With three times the number of nominations of last year, these shortlists represent every corner of the country, and all aspects of commercial fishing.

Now it’s over to you. You have until April 28 to place your votes for your favourites.

You will be able to vote in 10 of the 12 categories, with the remaining two – ‘Young Fisherman of the Year’, and the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ – to be decided by a panel of judges drawn from the fishing industry. You may only vote once per category. 

To view the category shortlists and to vote for your favourites, click here

The finalists will receive their awards at a presentation evening, held at the Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen on May 25, the day before the opening of the Skipper Int Expo. The evening will be hosted by the acclaimed TV comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, and includes a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal with wine, and exclusive live entertainment.

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