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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

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

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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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