- Loss of Bass Fishing Entitlement
- Share Fishermen Status and negative impact on any Benefit Entitlement
- Lack of Entitlement to Industrial Injury Scheme
- Ineligibility of Fisheries Response Fund payment and Appeal Procedure for FRF
- Any difficulties encountered by Fishermen with Vessel Monitoring Scheme (VMS or IVMS – where applicable)
- Any regulatory challenges Fishermen struggling to tackle with Regulator(s)
- Debt difficulties faced due to lack of fishing during winter of 2019 and/or Covid19 measures and impact on fish sales
- Problems with CatchApp recording and any support requested or required for compliance purposes
NUTFA have a dialogue with Regulators on a variety of current issues, together with those that are likely to affect the fishing industry in the short and long term as we navigate Brexit. To have some hope of policies being drafted effectively, and to have a way of communicating concerns during this transitional process, all fishermen are asked to make contact with NUTFA to put together an informed, detailed, and thorough analysis of the current situation, not only in respect of Covid19 impact, but with regard to fishing concerns generally. Championing best practice and forcing change where necessary, through challenging current and future policy, is the only way forward to ensure a sustainable inshore fishing fleet. We therefore very much welcome contact from all members of the inshore fleet to enable us to collate information, advice fishermen, and bring about change where necessary for the survival of the smaller scale fishermen in coastal communities currently struggling to keep afloat.
We very much welcome contact either via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or via telephone 07799 698568 – Jerry Percy CEO / 07402 089170 – Sarah – Welfare Administration
Hi yes I have a massive issue regarding the cost of fishing licenses. I fished from Bridlington with a vessel called Lisa Jayne Plns N67 until 2012 when I was forced to sell due to personal issues.
I then went to work for the Nffo as a fisheries representative.
For the past 4years I’ve wanted to get back into the job and purchase a vessel, I’m stuck in a worse place than ever now as I cannot afford a licence unless I sell my home and rent, it’s very frustrating for me as I can’t do the job I love because of this issue.
I just think it’s wrong that young people and people like myself, unless they have financial backing have no chance of owning a vessel.
Regards Andrew Robinson