Raft Building & Boat Handling Day
The Business of Fishing
'The Business of Fishing' aims to improve everyone's understanding of the business aspects of the UK fishing industry by showing some of the day-to-day and strategic challenges that fishing vessel owners face and how they overcome those challenges. The video shows the industry through the eyes of four different vessel owners from different fishing sectors and regions of the UK. The focus is on running a successful business while taking care of the fish stocks and the natural environment.
A Matter of Life and Death: Dougie's Story
Dougie is a fisherman on the Isle of Coll, catching shellfish from his boat Seafarer III. Whilst out alone on February 14th 2014, he fell overboard and couldn’t get himself back on his boat.
Fortunately he was wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) which saved his life that day.
Watch as Dougie Brown talks about his experience of what is every commercial fisherman’s greatest fear.