A new UK fishing safety campaign from the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), aims to feature footage from commercial fishermen from across the UK in a bid to improve safety at sea.
As part of the awareness campaign, a film will be distributed online across the UK, and Mindfully Wired Communications (MWC), a small communications organisation developing the campaign, are seeking videos of life from commercial fishermen to be featured in the film.
‘We are calling for all UK commercial fishermen to share their videos of their life at sea. We want the film to represent a variety of boats working at sea from single-handed cove boats to large-scale trawlers and everything in between. We see so many fishermen sharing their fishing experiences on social media we wanted to capture that incredible variety in the safety film,’ said Harriet Yates-Smith, MWC’s Creative Project Manager.
The campaign is being developed to communicate safety messages and get fishermen thinking and talking more freely about safety. It will feature real fishermen with real stories and it is important the film is representative of the realities of commercial fishing in the UK.
‘For a chance for footage to feature in the film, all crew members need to be wearing PFDs. Footage can be recorded in a variety of different weather conditions to give an idea of the challenging and sometimes unpredictable conditions that fishermen face when out at sea. Videos can be taken using any recording device, such as a mobile phone or GoPro,’ Harriet Yates-Smith said.
‘If you think you or someone you know might be able to help, send your footage to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5th February 2020. Please seek permission from all those featured in the video before submitting.’
For any questions about the requirements for submissions, contact Harriet Yates-Smith at Mindfully Wired Communications, email@example.com, 07950462532
FISG was set up to improve the safety of UK commercial fishing at sea, will be launching a new national fishing safety campaign. The ultimate goal of the group is zero preventable deaths at sea and to reduce the number of serious accidents and vessels lost at sea.