For the attention of Commercial Fishermen - Following a few enquiries and subsequent discussions Seafish are now taking the following stance and issuing the following information on future enquiries regarding the Advanced Stability course.
With effect from the 1st June 2017 a new Advanced Stability course became available for fishermen wanting to develop their Stability Awareness knowledge even further. It is strongly recommended that all fishermen holding the u16.5m Skippers Ticket are encouraged to do this Advanced Qualification while free funding is still available.
Anyone who started training towards their u16.5 m Skippers Ticket prior to 1st June 2017 (and specifically completed Intermediate Stability Awareness training prior to that date) has until 31st December 2017 to complete all their training and apply for their Seafish Under 16.5m Skipper’s Certificate without the need to complete this Advanced Stability course.
As from 1st Jan 2018 all fishermen will be required to complete both the 1 day Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen (formerly the Intermediate Stability Awareness course) and the 1-day Advanced Stability Awareness.