First fishermen achieve under 16.5m skipper’s ticket – Fishupdate.com

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.

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