New Entrant Certification

A new entrant is defined as a person who is for the first time gainfully employed or engaged as a crew member on a commercial fishing vessel registered in the United Kingdom.

Before starting work as a fisherman all new entrants must have completed the 1 day Basic Sea Survival or Personal Survival Techniques course.

Within 3 months of starting work, all new entrant fishermen must complete the following additional courses:

  • 1 day Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention;
  • 1 day Basic First Aid; and
  • 1 day Basic Health and Safety 

Upon completion of these four courses, new entrants are recommended to apply to Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) for a New Entrant photo identification card verifying their compliance with these requirements.

Click the link and refer to MGN 411 for further information on these requirements.