The Fathom Podcast


The weekly Fathom Podcast, hosted by NFFO member organisation, the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation, has rapidly established itself as a must-listen venue for those who want to know what is going on in fishing - from the horse’s mouth - so to speak.

In-depth interviews with key players in fisheries management and fisheries regulation along with industry leaders, provide an incomparable level of insight into the issues of the day. The most recent Fathom interview has been with Fisheries Minister, Victoria Prentis, and Defra Deputy-Director, Anne Freeman who have had prime responsibility for navigating the Fisheries Bill through Parliament. The Bill is now the Fisheries Act 2020 and will provide the new framework for fisheries management in the UK, replacing the Common Fisheries Policy.

Other Fathom Broadcasts have covered:

⦁ Preparing for 1st January with the MMO

⦁ Financial Resilience in fishing communities

⦁ Future of Our Inshore Fisheries: one year on

⦁ A reality check for the months ahead

Photo courtesy of Nina Constable Media

This is the first time that the fishing industry has had its own broadcast medium in which the questions posed to key decision makers are the kind of questions being asked in the wheelhouse and deck of fishing vessels. The audience, however, is not restricted to fishing vessel operators. Amongst the 4000 people tuning in each week are senior officials in Defra and the MMO and anyone with an interest in understanding what is at the cutting edge in fisheries policy and management.

The Fathom Broadcast is prepared by communications specialists Mindfully Wired and Chris Ranford of Roam Marine, and is funded by Seafarers UK.