Archive for tag: safety training

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

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

Seafish Roundup Blog November 2016

Posted on 09 November 2016

At Seafish, we put the spotlight on seafood, pushing it to the forefront of the consumer's mind - after all it is one of our high level objectives to encourage more people to eat more fish more often. 

Seafood Week is our main campaign designed to help ac...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