fishermen

  • Young Clyde fishers on course

    Young Clyde fishers on course

    31st July 2023

    A training course designed to encourage and enable a new generation of young fishermen in the Clyde is celebrating the success of its four most recent graduates. The course, run by the Clyde Fishermen’s Trust (CFT) working in partnership with…

  • Fishermen’s association asks ministers for ML5 exemptions

    Fishermen’s association asks ministers for ML5 exemptions

    25th May 2023

    MAIB reports show not one instance of an individual fisherman’s health causing an accident The New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA) has written to shipping minister Baroness Charlotte Vere and transport minister Mark Harper reiterating its concerns about the new…

  • Broad welcome for new Irish permit scheme

    Broad welcome for new Irish permit scheme

    23rd January 2023

    A new Irish government permit scheme giving non-EEA migrant fishers the same rights as EU crew members has been broadly welcomed, reports Lorna Siggins. Both the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation (IFPO) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) responded positively…

  • Hopes of ‘flexibility’ on skilled worker rules

    Hopes of ‘flexibility’ on skilled worker rules

    19th January 2023

    There is cautious optimism that the government may be willing to allow more flexibility over the regulations covering the skilled worker route for foreign crews on fishing vessels working inside the 12nm limit, reports Tim Oliver. This follows a ‘constructive’…

  • New film features Grimsby’s ‘three-day millionaires’

    New film features Grimsby’s ‘three-day millionaires’

    9th November 2022

    A ‘rollicking black comedy’ about a thrill-seeking young Grimsby fisherman and his friends premieres in the town next week ahead of its nationwide release, reports Paul Scott. The film, Three Day Millionaire, was shot entirely in Grimsby and premieres on…

  • British Seaman’s Card plan for fishers

    British Seaman’s Card plan for fishers

    19th October 2022

    A consultation is underway on plans by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to extend the use of the British Seaman’s Card (BSC) to fishermen. The BSC proves the holder is a seafarer, meaning they can have shore leave, and…

  • Do you trust the institutions that govern UK fisheries?

    Do you trust the institutions that govern UK fisheries?

    18th July 2022

    “That’s an unfair question, and not one I am actually asking in such strict terms,” writes University College London student Max Dixon on the above question. “Fisheries are a crucial part of our shared history and culture. They have been…

  • Sunderland Marine: 140 years of fishing industry heritage

    Sunderland Marine: 140 years of fishing industry heritage

    29th June 2022

    As Sunderland Marine celebrates its 140th year as an insurer of the fishing industry, director Craig McBurnie reaffirms the company’s commitment to the sector and highlights the importance of safety training and constructive dialogue to its continued success Having insured…

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