KEEPING FISHING CREWS SAFE
A scheme to keep fishing boat crews safer at sea has proved so successful that Plymouth City Council hopes to expand the project.
A total of 250 life-jackets with personal locator beacons have been given to people who earn their living at sea and contribute to Plymouth’s economy. It’s part of a scheme to help reduce loss of life and accidents within the local fishing industry.
The project has support from the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities, RNLI, Maritime Coastguard Agency and the fishing communities.
The council was awarded £77,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Maritime Management Organisation to help fund the project, which includes personal fitting and training.