Funding support

Seafish encourages fishermen to undertake training and develop their safety skills and knowledge above and beyond minimum legal requirements.



Note:- EMFF funding is now currently available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

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Funding is only available to new entrants and commercial fishermen who are fully compliant with Basic Safety Training Regulations. All applications for funding must be approved by us in advance of training being undertaken. we will consider funding any safety-related training that is not mandatory.

Thanks to the continued support from the EU and MCA, Seafish offers grant funding to support commercial fishermen undertaking voluntary (safety-related) training. 

Funding is available to support training in the following areas:

  • Refresher training- Basic course and advanced courses for example fire-fighting and first aid, if applicable
  • Navigation- ECDIS etc.
  • Engineering- AEC course etc.
  • Stability Awareness
  • Radio- GMDSS etc
  • New Entrant training - Introduction to Commercial Fishing course
  • Deck and Engineering Certificates of Competency

For more information Please contact the Seafish Training Team on 01472 252346.