The initiatives undertaken by the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producer Organisation, supported by a grant from the NFFO Training Trust, is improving safety of fishing vessels and their crews in the Irish Sea.
The most recent tranche of money from the Trust to ANIFPO will support the following projects:
- Installation of multi-media & IT equipment to aid the delivery of training courses (to assist online training for fishermen and upgrade visual training aids)
- Assistance with the delivery of 45 Safety Folders (to follow through on commitment made to MAIB following Zenith tragedy)
- Provision of a pilot personal health and training course x12 (to assist fishermen in the prevention of back/strain injuries)
- Delivery of a ‘train the trainer’ course for 7 people (to increase the number of available Seafish approved trainers in NI)
Since the NFFO Training Trust was formed in October 1999 £845,531 has been donated to the fishing industry via grants for fishermen’s training and safety equipment.