Nominations for this year’s Fishing News Awards are coming in from readers across the UK and Ireland, but some areas are still under-represented – so we’re extending the nominations window by an extra week to ensure that everyone has time to put their candidates forward.

Nominations will now close at midnight on Tuesday, 1 March – so click here to tell us about the people, organisations and companies in your area that deserve recognition.

The 2022 Fishing News Awards, which celebrate excellence across the industry during 2021, will take place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday, 12 May.

With categories in this year’s awards ranging across the whole of UK and Irish commercial fishing, there are awards for people, organisations, vessels, ports and companies.

Nominate a colleague, a mentor, a mentee, a friend, a family member – or indeed yourself!

2022 award categories

  • Over-10m Fisherman of the Year
  • Under-10m Fisherman of the Year
  • Young Fisherman of the Year Trainee Fisherman of the Year Boat of the Year
  • Service Provider of the Year Product of the Year
  • Port of the Year
  • The Sustainability Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Who do you know who deserves recognition for their exceptional contribution to the industry?

There’s less than a week left to ensure that your local area is well represented on the shortlists, so don’t delay – make your nominations by Tuesday, 1 March.

To put forward your nominations Click here

Awards sponsors

We are delighted to announce the confirmation of two further sponsors for this year’s awards.

Sunderland Marine will be sponsoring Trainee Fisherman of the Year, and The Fishmonger’s Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust will be sponsoring The Sustainability Award.

They join our four previously confirmed sponsors: Peterhead Port Authority, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association, Seafish and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation.

For details on how your company can get involved with the 2022 awards, please contact Simon Hyland at Talk Media Sales on: 01732 445327 or email:



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