Sea You Home Safe

A campaign encouraging fishermen to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at sea on open decks.

Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime profession with 25% of fishermen in the UK claiming they have had an incident at sea which put their life at risk.

Losing a loved one at sea is a devastating experience for everyone affected, but did you know that it can take up to seven years for a person lost at sea to be declared dead? This can cause years of financial and administrative headaches for the family.

One of the most effective ways of improving the chances of surviving falling overboard (or recovering the body if the worst should happen) is to wear a Personal Flotation Device, known as a PFD.  Which is why we have created the 'Sea You Home Safe' campaign, to encourage fishermen to wear a PFD when they are working on an open deck.

Stories from Sea

Read about the lives lost and saved at sea and why wearing a PFD can make a difference.

Get a Free PFD

Find out about the free PFD initiative and how to register for one.

Fishing Industry Safety Group

A stakeholder group working together to improve the safety of fishermen at sea.


In the past 10 years, 94 fishermen have died at sea in the UK, 529 fishermen have suffered serious injury and 210 fishing vessels have been lost. This is unacceptable and Seafish is committed to improving fishing safety.