Survey on labour availability in the fishing UK fleet

We’re carrying out research on the labour needs of the UK fishing fleet to provide evidence for the shortage occupation list.
Fishing crew working with nets on pier
We are asking for information from fishing businesses about their experiences of recruiting crew

Our Economics team urgently need information from vessel owners, skippers and fishing company representatives about employment on their vessels.  

We are seeking evidence related to current recruitment practice in the industry and are looking for businesses to share their recent experience recruiting crew.  

We’ve set up a short online survey to gather information on this. You can access the survey from the link below: 

The survey will be open until Monday 20 March. As always we’ll follow our confidentiality rules and we won’t share individual responses with third parties. 

We are carrying out this research into the labour needs of the UK fishing fleet on behalf of Defra. It will be used to help industry by providing evidence for the Migration Advisory Committee's call for evidence on the Shortage Occupation List. Further information about the call for evidence is available from the link below: 

If you have any queries about the survey please contact