The gala presentation evening for this year’s Fishing News Awards, which celebrate excellence across the industry during 2021, will take place at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday, 12 May – and the search is on to find this year’s winners.

Nominations will close on Monday, 21 February – so get your nominations in now to ensure that your favourites have a chance of recognition at this year’s awards.

Categories in the 2022 Fishing News Awards range across the whole of UK and Irish commercial fishing. So if an industry stalwart has mentored or inspired you in your career, put their name forward for Over-10m Fisherman of the Year, Under-10m Fisherman of the Year or the Lifetime Achievement Award.

If there’s a young fisherman or new recruit aboard your boat, or in your port, whose aptitude and enthusiasm make you feel hopeful about the future, put them forward for Young Fisherman of the Year or Trainee Fisherman of the Year.

If a company, organisation or individual has given you exceptional service during 2021, nominate them in the Service Provider of the Year category – or if you’ve been impressed by an initiative that is making a real difference in terms of the industry’s sustainability credentials, put them forward for the Sustainability Award. We’re also looking for worthy candidates for Boat of the Year, Port of the Year and Product of the Year.

We are relying on YOU to tell us about the people, companies and organisations all around the UK and Ireland who deserve recognition, so that this year’s awards really do celebrate the very best of our industry.

Make your nominations now here and find out more about the awards here.

Book your table now!

Join us at the prestigious Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on Thursday, 12 May for a night of fine dining, networking and celebration as we reveal the winners of the 2022 Fishing News Awards.

The gala evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.45pm, followed by a top-class three-course dinner featuring prime-quality UK-caught seafood, with wine.

The evening will be hosted by acclaimed Scottish comedian and television presenter Des Clarke, who is returning to this year’s event by popular demand after his hugely well-received appearance at the 2019 awards (pictured above).

The night will culminate with the announcement of this year’s award winners – after which the celebrations and socialising will continue until late. It promises to be a night to remember!

Tickets can be bought individually, or as a table of 10.

To make your booking, click here.



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