Nominating and Voting

The nominations window for the Fishing News Awards 2019 has closed.

Shortlists in each category will be available to view on our website from Tuesday, 5th March 2019. From that date you will also be able to vote in 10 of our categories via our secure online voting system.

Four categories – Young Fisherman of the Year, The Sustainability Award, Port of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award – will not have public votes. Instead, they will be judged by a panel drawn from the fishing industry, using all supporting evidence provided through the nomination process.

Voting will close at midnight on Thursday, 18th April 2019. Results will be announced at our gala Awards dinner in Aberdeen on May 16th 2019.

Click on the links below for more information on each category.

Demersal Fisherman of the Year Fishing Port of the Year
Pelagic Fisherman of the Year New Boat of the Year – Demersal
Shellfish Fisherman of the Year New Boat of the Year – Pelagic
Indep. Fresh Fish Retailer of the Year New Boat of the Year – Shellfish
Fish Processor of the Year Trainee Fisherman of the Year
The Sustainability Award Young Fisherman of the Year
Service Company of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations: closed at midnight on 12th February 2019
Voting: available from 5th March 2019 to midnight on 18th April 2019
Results: May 16th 2019