Fishermen Safety Issues at Sea and within Harbour Areas


The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisation (NFFO) and the MCA managed Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), have published an awareness booklet on Personnal Flotation Devices/Lifejackets for Fishermen, in a bid to encourage more fishermen to wear them.


The facts are that between 1993 and 2013, 103 UK fishermen have died from drowning and over 99% of them were not wearing lifejackets.


The free booklet together with an annual Safety CD are available from FISG and NFFO.

Call on phone 01904 635430 or email


The Harbour Master has a few copies of the booklet available at the Port Offices and will also distribute at the next Port Users Group (Fishing) meeting.


The link that follows is a You Tube video where a fisherman tells his story about how a PFD saved his life.




nat maritime

nat maritime

Contact Us | Site Map | Third Party Privacy Notice

The material on our site is given for general information only, and does not constitute professional advice. You should take specific advice before taking a course of action as we do not accept directly or indirectly any responsibility or liability for loss arising from information on this site. The site includes links to other sites which we consider may be of interest to you but we will not be liable for their content. Users linking to other sites do so at their own risk and according to the terms and conditions of those sites. We cannot guarantee that the site and any downloads reach you virus free and you are responsible for taking any appropriate anti-virus precautions for your own safety and peace of mind. All use of the Port is subject to Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd terms & Conditions which can be viewed here .

Copyright © Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd.
All rights reserved East Quay, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0BN, United Kingdom