The Fishing News Awards 2020

The Fishing News Awards 2020 will shine a spotlight on the achievements, innovations, and successes of the commercial fishing industries of the UK and Ireland in 2019, culminating in the announcement of the winners at our gala presentation evening in Aberdeen on the evening of Thursday, 14th May 2020.

The Aberdeen Treetops Hotel will once again be our venue, and it promises to be another night to remember, with tickets available for purchase here

David Linkie, editor of Fishing News, explains: “The Fishing News Awards recognise not only the efforts and successes of hard-working fishermen, but also the efforts put in by everyone associated with a multi-faceted industry, including port operators, processors, seafood retailers, training centres and suppliers.

“The fishing industry demonstrates skill, bravery, innovation and adaptability on a daily basis. Yet its people are often modest and disinclined to shout about their achievements. As a consequence, the collective industry seldom receives the credit it deserves. The Fishing News Awards seeks to address this by highlighting achievements from the past 12 months.”

Nominations and voting

The Awards are now closed for nominations across its 14 categories.

Shortlists for each category will be available to view from Thursday, 5th March 2020, and voting will commence across 10 of our 14 categories via our secure online voting system until midnight April 17th.

The remaining 4 categories – Young Fisherman of the Year, Port of the Year, The Sustainability Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award – will be judged by a panel drawn from the fishing industry, using all supporting evidence provided through the nomination process.