Jobs are catch of the day

Members of a previous Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course doing the sea survival certificates at the pool in Alnwick.
Members of a previous Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course doing the sea survival certificates at the pool in Alnwick.

A recent fishing course in Amble has led to three of its participants landing jobs in the industry.

The successful trio have taken up employment aboard UK fishing vessels, after completing the Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course earlier this month.

The course would normally cost about £550, but thanks to funding from the Seafish Authority, Dennis Osborne, of Anglo-Scottish Seafish Industry Group Training Association, can offer it for free in Amble.

It gives attendees the wherewithal to obtain the necessary certificates to go to sea as a crew member aboard a fishing vessel.

The qualifications include sea survival, basic health and safety, fire fighting and first aid.

A new course starts in Amble on April 4. Call Dennis on 01665 713823 or 07702 042551.

He said: “Fishing skippers, including in Amble, are constantly looking for crews.”