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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Quiksling Mk2 – with full Lloyds type approval

Quiksling now has Lloyds Type Approval as a Means of Man Overboard Recovery

Quiksling Mk2 – with full Lloyds type approval


The unique Quiksling twin-harness MOB rescue and recovery system has been through a process of development, testing and improvement, completing the rigorous testing and trialling demanded by Lloyds demands before…

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BIM – Supporting Safety at Sea
Grant aid of up to 50% of course fees and learner support costs are available for individuals working in the Irish fishing sector. Image: BIM

BIM – Supporting Safety at Sea

Since its introduction in 2001, over 8000 members of the Irish fishing sector have completed BIM basic safety training and have been issued safety cards. Moreover, almost 2000 Bord Iascaigh…

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Crew and inspection team rescued from purse seiner
49 metre purse seiner Marujita developed a serious list and later sank, while the crew and the USCG boarding party were all brought to safety. Image: USCG

Crew and inspection team rescued from purse seiner

A US Coast Guard team carrying out a routine boarding of 49 metre Ecuadorian purse seiner Marujita were taken by surprise as the ship lost stability. Both crew and inspectors…

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UK Government pumps cash into fishing industry safety
The UK government has pledged to put cash into fishing industry safety, in addition to the current funding which is matched by EMFF

UK Government pumps cash into fishing industry safety

UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has announced that almost £1 million in government funding is to be routed to improving safety in UK fishing. There were six fatalities in the…

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Life saving devices distributed to Welsh fleet
Dan Greening wearing a PFD. Image: Seafish

Life saving devices distributed to Welsh fleet

More commercial fishermen in Wales have received life saving flotation equipment to help make the fishing industry safer. Seafish has supported an industry-led Welsh Fishing Safety Committee (WFSC) project, which…

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Make way for the new gangway
Atlantic Dawn Group's Veronica has a Compact Gangway from MMG Welding

Make way for the new gangway

Safe, reliable, adaptable – why Ireland’s new vessel gangway system is causing a stir in the marine sector. Although the evolution in all aspects of fishing vessel technology has been…

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Federations protest gender quotas
New gender regulations have far-reaching implications for the UK fishing industry

Federations protest gender quotas

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UK fishing industry federations have been quick to condemn a new set of government guidelines currently under consultation, condemning gender employment quota proposals as ‘unworkable.’ Following the lead from Norway…

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SeaWise monitors stability
SeaWise constantly monitors a vessel’s stability and provides an indication of risks

SeaWise monitors stability

An innovative stability monitor that enhances the safety of fishing vessels is now available for fishermen throughout the UK, Ireland, and other European countries. SeaWise has been developed by Scottish…

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EU Commission encourages Member States to ratify STCW-F
The EU Commission is encouraging member states to ratify the STCW-F convention

EU Commission encourages Member States to ratify STCW-F

The European Commission has adopted a report urging EU Member States to ratify the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessels Personnel (STCW-F Convention). The…

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