The Fishing News Awards 2024
We are delighted to launch the Fishing News Awards 2024, which will once again take place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen. The countdown is on to a night when we can gather with friends and colleagues to celebrate the very best of our industry.
This year’s awards will take place on Wednesday, 8 May – the night before the 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo opens in Aberdeen.
The celebratory evening will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a gourmet UK- caught seafood meal with wine, after which our celebrity host – whose identity will be revealed early in the new year – will entertain guests and present the awards to the 2024 winners.
The only event dedicated to recognising achievement, innovation and success in the UK and Irish commercial fishing industry, the Fishing News Awards 2024 will make awards in 12 categories.
By popular demand, Boat of the Year will be split into two categories this year, allowing our expert pancel to judge excellence in the design and build of vessels in the Under-15m category separately from those in the Over-15m category.
In recognition of the increasing focus on sustainability across the industry, the vessel category criteria have also been expanded this year to include rebuilds, allowing outstanding repurposed and refurbished vessels to be entered in these categories as well as new builds.
The former ‘innovation’ category will also be split into two this year, with Initiative of the Year celebrating new organisations, websites or campaigns that have benefited the industry in 2023, while the year’s outstanding new products, product developments and technological innovations will be judged in the Technical Innovation of the Year category.
The first of this year’s category sponsors have already been confirmed. We are delighted to welcome back Peterhead Port Authority as sponsor of Over-10m Fisherman of the Year, and the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association as sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available at this year’s awards. To discuss how your company can get involved, please contact Simon Hyland on: 01732 445327 or at: email@example.com.
Further details of the awards, including how to book tickets and tables for the presentation evening, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Nominations are now open. Make your nominations here.