Let us help keep you safe at sea

We know fishing can be dangerous, but we also know you wouldn’t do anything else. Use our website to maintain and improve your safety knowledge so that you can continue to do what you love.

More safety information

Are you a skipper or vessel owner?

You are responsible for setting and maintaining health and safety standards on board your vessel. Regular risk assessments are an integral part of this and can help save lives. 

Learn about risk assessments

Is your vessel under 15m?

There are new requirements for all vessels under 15m, under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Code of Practice for the Safety of Small Fishing Vessels, which requires all small fishing vessels to pass stability checks.

Learn about stability

Safety training

Mandatory safety training is required to work on or skipper a fishing vessel. Information about what is required is on the Government website.

Regular refresher safety training is important too. There are courses across the UK for commercial fishing skippers and crew and funding may be available to cover the cost. 

Man overboard awareness

Learn about the risks of falling overboard through taking part in a realistic man overboard exercise in an environmental pool. Find a course near you today.

Find out more on Seafish website

Vessel stability

Learn about the principles of fishing vessel stability, what causes instability and how it can be fixed. Different courses are available to suit your role.

Find out more on Seafish website

Basic safety training

The Seafish Online Training hub offers all the mandatory basic safety training courses required for those going to sea on a fishing vessel. Choose from online or in-person courses.

Find out more on Seafish website

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