High-quality fishing boats are vital to the industry; a good vessel is necessary for sustainable, safe operations in the fishing sector.
Seafish work with boatbuilders as well as fishermen to ensure that fishing vessels are constructed to high standards. This is crucial to fishermen's safety as well as quality operations in the catching sector.
Our support for boatbuilders and vessel-owners includes delivering information and services relating to:
We also offer various consultancy services, including condition surveys and measurement inspections. The application form for our consultancy services can be found here.
Important information regarding Marine Survey services
On 20 July 2020 Seafish is handing back to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) responsibility for overseeing the construction and outfit of fishing vessels less than 24m registered length. Until then Seafish continues to provide its full range of marine survey services. Any contracts not finished by this date will be terminated, any outstanding fees refunded and all build documentation handed over to the MCA.
The MCA has published guidance on its new procedures to be implemented from 21 July 2020.
View our original announcement on Marine Survey services.