We are delighted to announce that the Fishing News Awards 2022 will be returning as a live event. The gala presentation evening, which celebrates excellence across the fishing industry during 2021, will take place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday, 12 May

After an unprecedented two years of pandemic impacts and political upheaval, when in-person events faded into distant memory and there was little by way of good news, we are finally able to look forward to meeting up with friends and colleagues across the fishing industry for a night of celebration. The Fishing News Awards 2022 is back as a live event when, despite the continuing pressures on the industry, we can focus on how much there is to celebrate.

The only awards event dedicated to recognising achievement, innovation and success in the UK and Irish commercial fishing industry, the Fishing News Awards 2022 will make awards in 10 categories this year, culminating with the prestigious Young Fisherman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. See the full list of categories here.

The celebratory evening, at the luxury Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, will include a drinks reception, followed by a first-class UK-caught seafood meal with wine. Find out more about the venue here.

The evening will be hosted by acclaimed Scottish stand-up comedian and television presenter Des Clarke, who is returning to this year’s event by popular demand after his hugely well-received appearance at the 2019 awards.

The first of this year’s category sponsors has been confirmed, with the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association once again sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement Award. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available at this year’s awards. For details on how your company can get involved with the 2022 awards, please contact Simon Hyland at Talk Media Sales on: 01732 445327.

Our charity partner for the event will again be the Fishermen’s Mission, which will be receiving table donations in support of its invaluable work in support of the industry.

Further details of the awards, including how to book tickets and tables for the presentation evening, will be announced soon.

Make your nominations now!

Nominations for the Fishing News Awards 2022 are now open, and can be made online at: awards

The awards set out to celebrate the very best across the UK and Irish industries, and their bedrock is the nomination process, which lets Fishing News readers across the country put forward their candidates for recognition. You can nominate a colleague, a mentor, a mentee, a friend, a family member – or indeed yourself!

We need skippers to nominate their best crew member or young recruit; crew members to put forward the names of highly regarded skippers; and fishing colleges to nominate their best trainees. Nominate a well- respected older fisherman who has inspired you in your career, or a young recruit to the industry whose progress gives you hope for the future.

Nominate a company, individual or organisation that has gone above and beyond in providing a service to the industry; a new product or product innovation for fishermen that you feel has raised the game; a port you think provides exceptional facilities for the industry; or a sustainability initiative that has advanced environmental responsibility.

Put forward your chosen candidates, and let us know why they deserve recognition in this year’s awards.

The shortlisting and voting processes will depend on the strength of the supporting information provided at the nomination stage. Please read the criteria for the categories, and provide as much relevant detail as you can, to give your nominee the best chance of progressing to the shortlist. This includes contact details for your nominee, as we will need to get in touch with them in order for them to be shortlisted.

To put forward your nominations, click here.


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