foreign crew

  • Watershed project on fishing crew welfare

    Watershed project on fishing crew welfare

    17th January 2024

    A ground-breaking pilot project is being set up in Scotland to protect the welfare of fishing vessel crews and provide them with a route for formal grievance procedures. The new Worker-Driven Social Responsibility (WSR) programme for UK fishing is the…

  • Border Force raids Northern Ireland prawn vessels

    Border Force raids Northern Ireland prawn vessels

    2nd August 2023

    Three Northern Ireland boats targeted in ‘zero tolerance’ clampdown on employment visas A well-planned operation by a large team of Border Force officers descended on three vessels in Ardglass on 21 July. One eyewitness to the raid said it was…

  • Crew Visas | Sponsor licences: What you need to know

    Crew Visas | Sponsor licences: What you need to know

    27th July 2023

    In view of the pending changes for the seafood sector with regard to employing skilled workers from overseas, is the time now right for more fishing businesses to obtain a sponsor licence? By Mark Templeton Head of immigration at legal…

  • Inquiry into foreign fishing crew welfare

    Inquiry into foreign fishing crew welfare

    19th July 2023

    SEA Alliance announces investigation focusing on NI industry following allegations made by Financial Times article A welfare group representing foreign crewmen is mounting an ‘urgent’ investigation into the allegations of mistreatment that were made in a recent feature article in…

  • New film guides for foreign fishing crew

    New film guides for foreign fishing crew

    27th June 2023

    With crew welfare back in the spotlight, a new series of films aims to help first-time foreign crew prepare for life and work onboard UK vessels Eleanor Church of Lark Rise Pictures was commissioned by Waitrose, with support from The…

  • Foreign fishing crew language skills debated in Westminster

    Foreign fishing crew language skills debated in Westminster

    7th June 2023

    No promises – but minister will consider proposals by MPs from across the political spectrum The home office has indicated that is willing to look again at the English language requirements for foreign crews on fishing vessels to obtain work…

  • Crewing breakthrough

    Crewing breakthrough

    15th March 2021

    Easier to employ foreign crew with new rules Home Office accepts fishermen are skilled workers New immigration rules will make it easier for skippers and vessel owners to employ foreign crews to help overcome crewing difficulties, reports Tim Oliver. The…

  • Foreign crewing hopes

    Foreign crewing hopes

    5th October 2020

    Breakthrough in sight on foreign crew permits Migration report upgrades fishermen to ‘skilled workers’   There are hopes that an end is in sight to the problems of recruiting foreign crews, after a major report recommended that fishermen should be…

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