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Latest Volume of Quay Issues Highlights New Campaign for Welsh Fishermen

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Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has just released the latest volume of Quay Issues – the award-winning annual magazine for the UK fishing industry.

The magazine, which has twice won Silver for Best Publication at the CIPR Pride Scotland Awards, highlights the often untold stories from across the UK fishing industry.

The content is informed by Seafish’s annual fleet survey, during which a team of researchers travel to every port in the UK speaking to as many vessel owners as possible. It covers a range of topics including fishing gear technology, safety at sea and industry recruitment, and is packed full of fantastic examples of people from across the industry who are looking for ways to innovate and thrive in the future.

The publication includes an in-depth write up on a new initiative to eliminate deaths of Welsh fishermen at sea. The Welsh Fishing Safety Committee (WFSC) – with the support of Seafish and the RNLI – have now distributed over 660 Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) equipped with Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) to 280 Welsh fishing boat owners since launching the campaign in Pwllhelli, North Wales in July.

The latest edition also includes features on:

  • Innovative gear designs
  • Tackling the plastic challenge
  • Training opportunities for new entrants
  • Introduction to sustainable fishing
  • Man overboard ladders
  • ANCPOS
  • The benefits of semi-pelagic doors
  • Introducing TOPAME

Kirsten Milliken, Quay Issues Editor and Economics Project Manager at Seafish, said:

“We’re thrilled to share the latest volume of Quay Issues. Once again we’ve worked hard to bring together a selection of features that reflect what’s happening across the industry. We’ve got some excellent stories to share – from an in-depth introduction to sustainable fishing, keeping fishermen safe, and a look at innovations which can reduce fuel consumption.

“We hope that fishermen across the UK will enjoy reading the magazine and perhaps even be inspired to try some of the ideas.”