In this issue we look at a new industry-led youth board that will help shape future fishermen, empowering Bangladesh fishing communities, the forthcoming Future of Our Inshore Fisheries conference and opportunities for free dental treatment for fishermen and their families!
NEW INDUSTRY-LED YOUTH BOARD WILL HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE FISHERMAN
the Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation (CFPO) have created a New industry-led Youth Board THAT will help shape the future fisherman. Young, active fishermen bring fresh-thinking, innovative ideas and a creative way of working to the newly developed Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation Youth Board.
On Tuesday 3rd September 2019, the CFPO hosted the first ever industry-led Youth Board in Newlyn. The focus was to understand and develop ways of recruiting and training the next generation of British fishermen from the perspective of a young person. Ways of attracting, training, retaining and mentoring young people in to the fishing industry were all explored. The meeting was attended by several young fishermen, as well as an aspiring fisherman of just 11 years old - part of the next generation of Cornish Fishing. The meeting was chaired by Paul Trebilcock, CFPO’s Chief Executive. Guest that attended included the Fisheries Animateur, Cornwall Marine Network, the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency and Seafood Cornwall Training representatives.
The CFPO and the Youth Board will be working with a number of industry stakeholders to take forward the action plan ahead of the next meeting in December. Recruitment is ongoing for the Youth Board and the CFPO is encouraging anyone living and fishing in Cornwall between the age of 16-30 to get in touch. You don’t have to be a CFPO member to be a part of the Board.
For more information please contact: Paul@cfpo.org.
FREE DENTAL TREATMENT
FOR FISHERMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES
STILL AVAILABLE until 27th September 2019
Fishermen and their dependent family members can receive a free check-up, oral cancer screening and immediate dental treatment at the harbourside, plus subsidised further treatment as recommended by our dentist on the day.
SIMPLY POP IN AND SEE US AT YOUR NEAREST HARBOURSIDE LOCATION.
Last patient accepted 30 minutes before close.
Delivered by Smile Together in partnership with The Fishermen’s Mission, Seafarers Hospital Society and Healthy Cornwall, funded by Seafarers UK as part of the national SeaFit Programme.
For more information please call 0333 405 0290 or visit www.smilesatsea.co.uk
FOCUS ON: re-FISH
Improving & Empowering Bangladesh Fishing Communities
Re-Fish work in Bangladesh. They Re-cycle, Re-purpose and Re-use safety, vessel and fishing equipment and give it to those who need it most.
Knowing what to do with your unused safety equipment is hard. Instead of throwing it away, you can look after the environment responsibly and opt instead to let Re-Fish “forward think” for you. Your used safety equipment will be distributed to people living in Bangladesh fishing villages who don't have the means to obtain the equipment by themselves. Donated equipment can have an immeasurable impact on saving lives. Re-Fish also provide an education programme focused on how to maximise and maintain new equipment. Where needed they also create the opportunity to refurbish donated gear, providing ownership and empowering locals with new skills.
Almost 1 in 4 Bangladeshis live in poverty and most commercial fishermen eke out the barest subsistence working under primitive and dangerous conditions. By recycling good quality safety equipment, teaching skills and sharing lessons, fishing families can be empowered and helped to fight poverty.
Find out more at www.re-fish.org.
Future of Our Inshore Fisheries conference
On October 8 & 9 the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries conference will take place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London, providing an opportunity for fishermen and industry leaders to come together with policy makers, research institutes and environmental groups to discuss and consider possible fisheries management models.
The Future of Our Inshore Fisheries is an ambitious project that looks to transform how we manage our inshore resources over the medium to long-term, so that we can ensure that our fisheries, our marine environment and our coastal communities are sustainable and thriving.
The conference aims to shape the road map for the future management of inshore fisheries resources:
Build awareness, understanding and consensus amongst the participants involved in the future management of our inshore fisheries resources
Establish a blueprint for the future management of inshore fisheries
Lay the foundations for collaborative management of our inshore fisheries in the future
Registration is now closed for the event, but you can find out more about the project here.
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