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Fishermen Urged to Obtain IMO Numbers Before Brexit

The IMO Ship Identification Number Scheme is an integral part of the shipping sector.  The scheme was introduced to improve maritime safety and security and to reduce maritime fraud.  Over the years the scheme has been extended to apply to more ships and it now applies to ships of 100... Read more

Buying a New Build?

The acquisition of a new build vessel is an aspiration for many fishermen and can represent the most expensive purchase they will ever make. It is therefore important that like the ship, the contract entered into for the transaction is absolutely watertight. Read more

Another Successful Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen

Now that the last Skipper Expo International to be held in the AECC has ended, it seems worthwhile to look back at this show and also to acknowledge the success of  the previous eight years of same.  That is testament to all the hard work and planning of Sharon Boyle... Read more

The Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO188) – PFDs and More

The Regulations implementing the Work in Fishing Convention 2017 (ILO188), namely the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018 require fishermen to be given proper health and safety training and instruction before beginning duties on-board and/or if there... Read more

The Health & Safety Impact of ILO188 - Work in Fishing Convention 2007

The Convention, implemented into UK law on 31st December 2018 by the Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) Regulations 2018 and Merchant Shipping (Work in Fishing Convention) (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2018, was launched with the intention to widen protections available to those working on fishing vessels. Read more

Work in Fishing Regulations - Fisherman's Work Agreements

What is a Fisherman’s Work Agreement ? Read more

Fishermens Rights Expanding

The Seafarers (Insolvency, Collective Redundancies and Information and Consultation Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 have now been published and will come into force on Friday 13th April 2018.  These Regulations will remove a number of preclusions affecting employed share fishermen, thereby extending the following rights: Read more

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018

These Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2018 and will consolidate and update the Merchant Shipping (Hours of Work) Regulations 2002. Read more

Fishing for Razor Clams in Scotland

Following on from the Marine Scotland paper “Electro-Fishing for Razor Clams” published in October 2014, this area of fishing has attracted significant and often adverse media coverage.                  Read more

The Exclusive Economic Zone: A Brief Outline

Readers from the fishing industry will be well aware that Article 57 of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that a coastal state may claim an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of up to 200 nautical miles, the main significance of which is that the coastal... Read more
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Buying a New Build?

The acquisition of a new build vessel is an aspiration for many fishermen and can represent the most expensive purchase they will ever make.

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