Residents from Bridlington and the East Coast are being asked to nominate fishermen, ports, retailers, and businesses in categories across all aspects of commercial fishing to celebrate the commitment, skills and innovation of those that have excelled in 2018.
The Fishing News Awards 2019 will recognise excellence across categories that include ‘Young Fisherman of the Year’, ‘Fishing Port of the Year’, ‘Processor of the Year’, and the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. The awards will be held in Aberdeen on 16 May 2019.
The Awards are open to all fishermen, processors, ports and related businesses across the UK & Ireland, for their work in 2018. Nominations are now open and will close on Tuesday 12 February 2019. People can nominate themselves or others at fishingnews.co.uk/awards.
Nominations for the awards are now open and free to enter, with people being asked to nominate friends, family, crew mates, or even themselves, for one of these accolades.
David Linkie, Editor of Fishing News, said: “The UK fishing industry lands almost £1billion worth of seafood each year, so it’s important that we recognise those who go to great lengths – in very challenging conditions – to provide us with such fantastic produce.
This year sees the introduction of a new category, the Service Company of the Year award, which will recognise outstanding service to its customers, and the extension of the New Boat of the Year award to include three types of boat; demersal, pelagic and shellfish.
Other categories at the awards include ‘Fish Processor of the Year’, ‘The Sustainability Award’ and specialised awards for fishermen within their particular sector of the industry.
To see the full list of categories and to submit a nomination for the Fishing News Awards, visit fishingnews.co.uk/awards and complete the online entry form. Head to Twitter and use the hashtag #FishingNewsAwards to join in the conversation.