The Fishing News Awards 2024

The 2024 Fishing News Awards are now over. Keep it here for further updates!

Two hundred and ninety guests attended the gala presentation evening for the Fishing News Awards 2024 to celebrate the achievements of people, companies and organisations across the UK and Irish fishing industry.

The awards have grown year on year since they were relaunched as a live event in 2022 following the Covid hiatus, and this year’s was our biggest yet, with a sell-out 290 guests at the gala awards evening at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, and a record number of votes cast in the eight categories decided by Fishing News readers.

The Fishing News Awards celebrate all aspects of an industry that draws its strength from the collective achievements of its many parts – and the wide range of finalists in this year’s awards, from all corners of the UK and Ireland, reflected that.

The Boat of the Year categories were decided by an expert panel drawn from the worlds of naval architecture, safety certification and engineering. Their expertise makes those awards even more prestigious, and highlights the vision and innovation that continue to make the fleet safer, more efficient and a better workplace.

The Sustainability Award was also decided by a judging panel, which included independent scientists as well as fishing industry representatives – and we are grateful to all of this year’s judges for their time and expert input.

Find out the 2024 Fishing News Awards winners here!

Our thanks go to everyone who has helped to make this year’s awards possible, and particularly to our sponsors: the Marine Stewardship Council, Peterhead Port Authority, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association, Seafish and Sunderland Marine.

Thank you also to Seafood Scotland for providing the fantastic seafood for the awards dinner, and to Sunderland Marine and Fishing into the Future for their support of our young and trainee finalists, which enabled many of them to attend the awards in person.

We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to make nominations and place votes in this year’s awards, and to all the shortlisted candidates for taking part. Our congratulations to all of this year’s winners – and also to the many very deserving runners- up.

Once again, the Fishing News Awards provided a great opportunity for our community – which for much of the year is spread so far apart – to meet up with friends old and new, and to celebrate all that is good about our industry.

Check out some images from the Awards evening below…


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