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.