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Lifejackets can save lives and I have met the proof

Posted by Dr Lynn Gilmore on 06 March 2014

I met the proof that lifejackets really can save lives last September in Portavogie, Northern Ireland.

The proof is a young fisherman called Sam Cully. In September, Sam was pulled from the Irish Sea by Portaferry Lifeboat, following the rapid sinking of his vessel. He was uncon...more

Skipper Expo International 2017 - Jeremy Sparks, Regional Manager

Posted by Jeremy Sparks, Regional Manager on 13 June 2017

The Skipper Expo International is now the largest annual UK fishing exhibition and this year, with about 200 companies exhibiting from countries around the UK, EU and further afield this year, its growth shows no signs of abating.

The Expo was officially opened by SFF chief executive ...more

For the first time ever the UK fishing industry sees 12 months with no fatalities

Posted on 13 September 2017

When it comes to fishing safety we rarely hear good news. It is usually only news of lost fishing vessels and fishermen that make the headlines. However, there are encouraging signs that the UK fishing industry is becoming safer and recently it achieved a notable milestone - zero fatalities f...more