Every year we choose a fresh theme for Seafarers Awareness Week.
In 2019 Seafarers UK will be focusing on raising awareness of the UK’s commercial fishing industry, especially the skippers and crews of fishing vessels of all sizes, from under-10m beach-launched boats, to the huge pelagic trawlers operating out of major ports such as Peterhead and Plymouth.
Seafarers UK has already called upon Government to ensure that fishermen’s lives are as well protected as the fish they catch.
This plea followed in the wake of a major research project – commissioned by Seafarers UK – that focused on a diverse selection of the UK’s ports and harbours, culminating in the publication of a free 48-page Fishing for a Future report.
On Tuesday 9 July Seafarers UK will be hosting an invitation-only reception at Fishmongers’ Hall in London, to promote the charity’s increased funding for initiatives that improve the safety, health and welfare of UK fishermen and their coastal communities.
For more information please contact Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK, email [email protected], phone 020 7932 5969.
Find full details on the website Seafarers UK here