Northern Ireland Fishing Safety Forum

The Northern Ireland Fishing Safety Forum (NIFSF) addresses the causes of fishing-related loss of life and accidents in the country's fleet.
Logo for the Northern Ireland Fishing Safety Committee which reads Northern Ireland Fishermen's Safety Forum.  Making fishing safety together.

Fishing organisations have joined forces with a wide range of agencies including Seafish, the MCA, RNLI, DAERA, the Fishermen's Mission, the NI Fisheries harbour Authority and fishermen's training providers to form the NIFSF and ensure a joined up, partnership approach to improving fishing safety in Northern Ireland.

The Forum has issued the following statement: "The health and safety of fishermen is our paramount concern and our target is to achieve zero fishing-related deaths in Northern Ireland".

The NIFSF will review all available information and work in partnership to improve fishing safety across the Northern Ireland fleet both at sea and in and around fishing harbours.

Further info

The group meet twice a year. The NIFSF Terms of Reference can be found here and meeting minutes will be made available below.

Contacts

For further information about the NIFSF please contact: Annika Clements