Northumberland fishermen urged to prepare for uncertain times ahead

Fishermen in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are being offered support to overcome coronavirus-related issues.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 1:17 pm

The Fishermen’s Mission is urging fishermen to get ready for the uncertain time to come.

Claire McIntosh, Fishermen’s Mission port officer for Northumberland and south east Scotland, said: “We know life for our fishermen is very tough at present, but we have to be realistic and recognise that Covid-19 will impact our lives for months to come.

“As some lockdown measures begin to be lifted there is hope for better days ahead, but we also fear there could be longer term problems with debt, as payment holidays and Government support schemes come to an end.

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Claire McIntosh, Fishermen's Mission port officer, talks to fishermen in Seahouses.

“We are urging our fishermen to act now to get their personal paperwork and business affairs in order. With such uncertain times ahead, a little preparation can really help us to help you.”

Specialist advice is available by calling 07917 754528 or email: [email protected]

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