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As training delivery begins to restart following COVID-19 lockdown, those working in Scotland’s commercial fishing industry have received a welcome boost.

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Trinity House, experienced fishermen, women and new entrants will be able to apply for funding towards the cost of voluntary training.

The funding will be used to encourage experienced fishermen and women to refresh and advance their safety knowledge and skills and undertake courses or qualifications that will help them advance their fishing careers.

New entrants will be able to apply for funding to undertake a 3-week Introduction to Commercial Fishing course that will prepare them for work in Scotland’s fishing industry.

Derek Cardno, Safety & Training Officer at the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: “SFF is delighted and thanks those concerned that have made it happen. SFF would encourage all fishermen in Scotland to utilise this funding to further their knowledge and skills in the quest to see a safer industry.”

The funding is being administered by our Fishermen’s Training team.

The funding application document can be found here

To find out more visit https://www.seafish.org/article/3-week-introduction-to-commercial-fishing

Alternatively, you can contact the Fishermen’s Training team on

E: training@seafish.co.uk

T: 01472 252 324 or 01472 252 322

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