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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is thrilled to once again be attending the annual Scottish Skipper Expo.

The event gives surveyors the chance to meet with people from all across the country and industry to discuss everything maritime and safety.

This event in particular will be an opportunity for fishermen and the MCA to discuss the medical certificate legal requirement coming into force – the need for every fisherman to have one to prove they can work safely at sea.

The expo has been a great place in previous years for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Dave Fenner, fishing vessel safety lead at the MCA said: “Last year’s Expo was a huge success, and we’re looking forward to once again communicating with the industry directly about fishing and safety.

“Events like the Expo mean we can engage with fishermen about their work, our work, and the latest safety changes and procedures. This year we’re keen to continue a dialogue with fishermen around their need to carry a personal medical certificate of fitness by November this year.

“This, like many other safety aspects in the fishing sector, is so important to be aware of, and it’s events like this that enable us to come together and discuss these changes. We, after all, share the same goal of wanting to prevent further loss of lives at sea.”