Safety training

Before going to sea, all fishermen are required to undertake mandatory safety training  which includes sea survival, firefighting, first aid and health and safety. Experienced fishermen should undergo refresher training every few years.

Funding* is currently available to all commercial fishermen (who are fully compliant with Basic Safety Training Regulations) to attend a wide range of safety courses; from refresher training, to more advanced courses such as stability, navigation and radio operations. All applications for funding must be approved by Seafish in advance of training being undertaken. For more information on courses eligible for funding click here or contact the Seafish Fishermen`s Safety Training Team (01472 252302 or email).


Information for ATPs

We've pulled together a suite of useful tools to help you promote any Fishermen's Safety Training courses that you are running:

  • Poster - this can be printed and used to promote the next training course that you're running
  • How to guides - the How to promote your business on Twitter and How to engage the media guides should provide useful information to enable you to run your own promotions.
  • Press release template - for you to update and send to your own local media
  • Local media lists - please contact if you wish to receive a list of your local media contacts.
  • Promotional Twitter card 

For more information on any of the above, please contact

 *The current funding is provided by the EMFF and MCA with funding applications being accepted up until 31March 2018, when the current cycle of European funding closes. Seafish is seeking to secure additional funding after this deadline, although it is not guaranteed.