Fishing families sought for TV programme –

Fishing families sought for TV programme Published:  25 June, 2008

BBC2 is looking for family businesses operating in the fishing sector to take part in a television documentary.

The broadcaster is looking for businesses that have been in the family for generations but have sadly come to a standstill due to the lack of a suitable successor.

The idea is that the child will take over the business for a fortnight, allowing the owner to take a temporary retirement and observe how the exchange pans out. The show, ‘Keep it in the Family’, is an observational documentary that will explore the dynamics of different kinds of family businesses.

“We are looking for any kind of family businesses but feel that the fishing sector could be very interesting,” a spokesperson for the programme told FISHupdate.

The family business, once the staple of British industry, is disappearing. Each year around 30,000 close their doors for the last time simply because they can’t find a suitable successor.

To find out how to apply call the ‘Keep it in the Family’ team on 01752 727 400 or email 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.