This one day course is held at several locations along the South coast, and conforms to the codes of practice for the commercial fishing industry and small commercial vessels.
Elementary First Aid
This one day course is available throughout the region. This is a mandatory requirement for all commercial fishermen and those operating under the various codes of practice.
This one day course is not STCW certifiied, but is an essential one day course required for all commercial fishermen and those charter operators wishing to gain basic boatmaster certification.
This one day course was introduced in 2005 and is mandatory for all new entrants to the commercial fishing industry. The course covers basic seamanship and vessel knowledge, along with extensive information on accident prevention.Cost: £120.00
The Seafish Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course lasts 15 days and is run at our Fishermens College at Lyme Regis. The course is completely free and is aimed at new entrants joining the commercial fishing industry in order to give them an comprehensive insight into seamanship, life at sea and the fishing industry in order to prepare them for work at sea in a dangerous industry. Topics include netmending, basic engineering, navigation and seamanship, and the course includes all 4 of the basic mandatory safety courses.Full programme is HEREApplication form is HERE
Safety Awareness & Management
This one day course is mandatory for all experienced commercial fishermen and covers onboard management and risk assessment practices.
This is a 10 hour course, plus exam which we run over one and a halfdays. The first day covers all the topics required for the course, with practical sessions in the afternoon, followed by further practical sessions and exam the following morning, usually completing by lunchtime.
Cost: £120 per day plus £60 exam fee payable to the RYA. Free for
eligible commercial fishermen.
Short Range Radio (RYA)
Referesher Training is
For all commercial fishermen who have completed basic safety training. Certificates must be three years old to qualify.Skipper Training is FREE For all commercial fishermen who have completed basic safety training. The Short Range Radio course, Intermediate Stabilty course, Engine and Bridge Watchkeeping courses are all supplied free of charge for those wishing to qualify for the Seafish Under 16.5m Skipper Certificate.Note: The short range radio course requires a £60 fee for the exam, payable to the RYA.Further information is HEREApplication form is HERE
Skipper Courses for Under 16.5m Skipper Certificate
All of these courses are required in order to qualify for the Seafish Under 16.5m Skipper Certificate. Bridge Watchkeeping and Engine Watchkeeping courses are available in either 2 day or 4 day format, and equate to the requirement for issue of the Restricted or Unrestricted Certificate respectively.Further information on applicability of skipper certification is contained in MGN411 HERE
Call us on 07802 647531
Download Seafish Application Forms
You can download all Seafish application forms for ID cards and Skipper tickets directly from the Seafish website