Catching Sector

COVID 19 UPDATE – We are in the process of carrying out COVID 19 Risk Assessments on all courses and venues and anticipate being able to start training again in September/October 2020. Initially we will run Basic Health and Safety for New Entrants and gradually add other courses. Unfortunately, due to the extra requirements needed to be COVID 19 safe and lower number of candidates being allowed on each course we will have to increase our charges for each course. Once we can get back to normal we will look at reducing them again.

If you are looking for MFF funding to get £200 towards PFD’s with PLB’s please go to:

https://seafish.org/article/funding-for-pfds-with-plbs

New M Notice for ILO Health and Safety Responsibilites:

MGN20 (F) has now been replaced by MGN_587_Amdment_1_ILO_Work_in_fishing_convention_health_and_safety_responsibilities

This  affects all commercial fishermen in the UK.  Please make sure you go to the MCA website and read the documents.   https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ilo-work-in-fishing-convention

You will receive more information if you attend the Safety Awareness course, which we recommend you do.  Funding is available, up until 31 March 2022, for experienced fishermen to take it if it is more than 3 years since you have done it.