The Fishing News Awards 2024

When: 8 May 2024

Where: The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen

Tickets: Available as single tickets or as a table of 10 here. 

The Fishing News Awards 2024 will once again take place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen and 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, Fred MacAulay, 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.

Book your tickets here!

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.

Sponsors this year are Seafish, Peterhead Port Authority, Sunderland Marine and SWFPA.

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:

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

Tickets are on sale now. Get yours here.


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