Turning the tide on fishing’s safety record
Brixham skipper Dave Driver is featured in the new Home and Dry campaign aimed at improving safety in the UK fishing industry

Turning the tide on fishing’s safety record

A new safety campaign led by The Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), highlights a day at sea and the simple steps a skipper and his crew take every day to…

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Safety initiative seeks video of life at sea
Video recorded on board UK fishing vessels is needed for a safety campaign being co-ordinated by the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG)

Safety initiative seeks video of life at sea

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…

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Year-end gala for foreign crews
Deputy Director-General of the Fisheries Agency Cheng-Fang barbecued with foreign crewmen at one of the agency’s events. Image: Taiwan Fisheries Agency

Year-end gala for foreign crews

To show their appreciation for foreign crews from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam working in Taiwan's fishing industry, a year-end celebration was held at at one of the main fishing…

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New funding supports PFD purchase across the UK
PFDs and PLBs have been shown to significantly improve the chances of fishermen being found if an accident results in them going overboard. Image: Seafish

New funding supports PFD purchase across the UK

Fishing vessel owners can claim back £200 per item towards the cost of buying PFDs/PLBs for crews as Seafish announces the launch of a new funding scheme which aims to…

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Hook Marine appoints Tecmarine as distributor for southern England
Brixham electronics supplier Tecmarine has been appointed Hook Marine’s distributor for southern England. Image: Hook Marine

Hook Marine appoints Tecmarine as distributor for southern England

Hook Marine Ltd, the Ayrshire-based engineering specialist, has appointed Brixham company Tecmarine as its distributor for the south of England. Hook Marine specialises in engineering equipment to enhance safety at…

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Fishing companies donate simulator to training institute
Nine fishing companies in Greenland have between them funded the addition of a simulator for the Greenland Maritime Center. Image: Kongsberg

Fishing companies donate simulator to training institute

Nine fishing companies have donated in total DKK3.2 million (€430,000) to the Greenland Maritime Center, for a K-Sim Fishery simulator from Kongsberg Digital. The first of its kind in country,…

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Safe fishing, Legal fishing, Sustainable fishing
The Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and IUU Fishing aims to encourage the widespread adoption of the Cape Town Agreement. Image: Europêche

Safe fishing, Legal fishing, Sustainable fishing

Safe, legal and sustainable sums up the message unanimously from governments during the Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and IUU Fishing, organised by the IMO and the Government of…

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