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Injury and fatalities are not an acceptable risk of being a commercial fisherman in the UK

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety, Training and Services on 03 August 2015

It was extremely saddening to read in the Marine Accident Investigation Branch's 2014 Annual Report that eight fishermen lost their lives last year, double the number who died in 2013. ...more

Keeping our last hunter-gatherers safe

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety, Training and Services on 24 July 2014

Simon Potten Head of Safety, Training and Services at Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, reflects on the latest figures from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), but says there is still more to be done to improve UK commercial fishermen's safety…

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Tragic loss of life at sea has to end

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training on 09 August 2016

The publication last week of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch's (MAIB) Annual Report for 2015 provides an opportunity for the fishing industry and all those actively trying to improve fishing safety to take stock of how well we are doing.

The two most reliable indicators...more

A year of all-time low statistics, but is the fishing industry really safer?

Posted by Simon Potten on 29 June 2018

Off the back of the MAIB's latest Annual Report, Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training at Seafish shares his thoughts on what this means for the fishing industry:

On the face of it, the MAI...more