First fishermen achieve under 16.5m skipper’s ticket –

First fishermen achieve under 16.5m skipper’s ticket Published:  12 March, 2008

Pictured: Some of the fishermen who received their tickets

THE first fishermen in the UK have recently achieved a new Seafish skipper’s ticket for vessels less than 16.5 metres.

The group from the Yorkshire coast were trained by instructor Len Jensen on courses run by the Yorkshire & Humber Fishermen’s Training Association (Y&HFTA).

Keir Day, Seafish Training and Accreditation Adviser, presented the successful fishermen with a hand-held VHF radio each, in recognition of their achievement.

Similarly, the first fishermen to achieve this ticket in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will also receive recognition for their efforts. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.