One week left to nominate for the 2021 Fishing News Awards

With just over a week to nominate excellent representatives of the fishing community, now is the time to make sure you get your nominations in to the Fishing News Awards 2021.

Aware of the importance of giving industry a respite from the continuing challenges that everyone faces as a result of the Covid pandemic and the Brexit trade agreement, and wants to recognize and celebrate the many and varied achievements of fishermen across the UK and Ireland achieved during last difficult year, the Fishing News Awards 2021 will build on the success of last year’s virtual format. The winners will be announced at 19:00 on 17 June, which ensures that people from all over the country can take part in recognizing the industry’s collective results.

Categories for the Fishing News Awards 2021 range from Demersal, Pelagic, Shellfish, U10, Trainee and Young Fisherman of the Year, to Demersale of the Year, Pelagic and Shellfish’s new boat, to Independent Fresh Fish Dealer of the Year and Processor of the Year. It is also possible to vote for your favorite fishing port, product and service company in the prices. Click here to find the full list Categories.

Have you seen a unique innovation or achievement to improve sustainability? Our Sustainability Award, sponsored by The Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust, rewards a unique and innovative response to a clear and compelling environmental sustainability issue within the UK or Irish fishing industry.

Last year, this was awarded to Odyssey Innovation in Newquay. “Having lived in Cornwall all my life, I have come to recognize and respect the indispensable relationship between the fishing industry and the quality of life here, and how integrated it has been for our culture, history and county pride,” said Odyssey Innovation founder and CEO director Rob Thompson. “It is my privilege to receive this award in recognition of the remarkable role my company has played in helping our fishing community to continue to be sustainable custodians of the sea, and to be at the forefront of the international history of plastic recycling. of circular economy. ”

Also included in the categories is the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association, which is given to a person who throughout their career has been a true champion of British or Irish commercial fishing. Last year’s winner was Sam Lambourn from Newlyn, who said: “I am both surprised and delighted to receive this award, and it is a special honor to have been nominated by those I have worked with for more than 30 years.”

It’s now time to nominate the people, companies, boats, ports and products that you felt proved to be excellent during the tough year that was 2020. Click here to make your voice heard and find out more.

Nominations close March 26 – click here to nominate now!

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