Led by the Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation, the Fathom podcast launched in 2019 and is the UK’s only commercial fishing podcast, featuring interviews with fishermen, POs, regulators and more, helping keep the industry in the loop during these uncertain times. Now the Fathom podcast will continue to receive finding support from Seafarers UK.
Throughout Brexit, followed swiftly by the unsettling COVID-19 pandemic, the podcast has responded rapidly to address important, emerging questions concerning the fishing industry.
‘For Seafarers UK, Fathom has shown breadth, depth and sector-wide intelligence in its choice of topics and guests. Episodes have been strongly grounded to meet fishers’ need for information in an easily digestible format, and topics are tuned in to the needs of the moment – covering wellbeing, safety, welfare and legislative updates. We believe Fathom has become a mechanism to support the industry and has a future rooted in fishers’ needs,’ said Deborah Layde, Grants Director at Seafarers UK.
Recently, Fathom has also hosted Seafish Chief Executive Marcus Coleman, and Kara Brydson, Executive Director of Fisheries Innovation Scotland. These marketing and innovation conversations have helped fishermen to collectively navigate uncertain waters. However, it’s not just industry experts that Fathom invites on as guests, the podcast also regularly hears directly from fishermen.
Additional funding will ensure Fathom’s hub of industry insight, knowledge sharing and on-the-ground experience can continue into the future.
‘There are many more pressing topics to explore on the horizon – from going behind the scenes of the all-important Fisheries Bill to youth engagement, women in fishing and revisiting the topic of our very first episode back in October 2019 ‘The Future of Our Inshore Fisheries’. A big thanks to Seafarers UK for helping us continue to produce content,’ said Fathom host and Chief Executive of the Cornish PO, Paul Trebilcock.