Archive for tag: Safety at Sea

Hats off to Iceland Fishermen’s Training

Posted by Keir Day, Safety Theme Leader on 03 April 2012

During a recent visit to Iceland by Jon Harman and myself we were kindly invited by Captain Hilmar Snorrason who is Principal of the Maritime Safety and Training Centre in Reykjavik, aboard their training vessel.

This fine ship was once a car ferry which was bought for £10 and ...more

Fishing industry's safety and health

Posted by Keir Day, Safety Theme Leader on 10 October 2012

Some time ago Jon Harman and I thought of looking at how safety approaches differed globally and the need to look at those different approaches in order to improve the safety culture of our own industry and to share this information once collated. We started by visiting Iceland and, alth...more

Safety at Sea

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 19 August 2011

On the back of Wednesday 19th August's news that Fish Fight's chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, had to be rescued when his fishing boat got into trouble off the Devon coast, safety at sea is definitely a hot topic.

For the fishing industry, enforcement is a tricky subject....more

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

Marcus Coleman Blog - August 2017

Posted on 07 August 2017

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm going to bang on some more about collaboration being the key to success for the UK Seafood industry. Recently, we've all read the fantastic news from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announcing that North Sea cod is now fully certifie...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 fatalit...more