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:

For more information on any of the above, please contact

 *The current funding is provided by the EMFF and MCA and Seafish has been able to get an extension to secure additional funding after this deadline. The new deadlines are

  • England - 30th June 2018
  • Scotland - 30th September 2018
  • Northern Ireland - 31st December 2018
  • Wales - 30th June 2019

Note: Although funding is available until these deadlines there is a set amount available and so cannot be guaranteed.