Navigating Through the Coronavirus Crisis - Resources

Links to useful resources supporting the fishing industry through the current crisis

Navigating Through the Coronavirus Crisis - Resources

NFFO Safer Working Guidance

Guidance to support Covid-19 risk assessments on different types of fishing vessel:

- Report: Reviewing activities of the fishing sector to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection and to inform best practice guidance

- Guidance on Covid-19 risk assessment on board fishing vessels

- Download the safer working poster


- NFFO coverage on the crisis

- CFPO Fathom podcast for fishermen including:

Fathom 14: What's Next

Fathom 13: One Fathom Apart

Fathom 12: The Nuts and Bolts of the Fisheries Response Fund

Fathom 11: Question Time with Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentice on support for the industry

Fathom 10: Keeping the UK fishing industry afloat

Support for Fishing Businesses

- The government's Fisheries Support Fund for fishing businesses in England and guidance from the MMO (deadline for applications 22nd May)

- Support scheme for fishing businesses in Northern Ireland

- Support scheme for fishing businesses in Wales

- Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

- Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme

Self-employed, Share Fishermen and Employed

- Self-employment Income Support Scheme (covers share fishermen)

- Jobs Retention Scheme

- New Style Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit

- Northern Ireland Universal Credit

Worker Guidance

- UK Government road map to recovery and FAQs

- Government guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed on working safely. Specific guidance for the fishing industry is in preparation.

- Coronavirus testing

- Public Health England guidance on wearing face coverings

- MCA guidance on relaxation requirements on fishermen's training and certification during the coronavirus restrictions


- Seafish online tool for government support measures for the UK Seafood Industry

- MMO financial support guide for the fishing industry

- Defra guidance and FAQs on financial support to the fishing industry

- Welsh Government support for fishing businesses

- HMRC digital assistant to help find information about coronavirus support schemes


- Updates from Seafish

Local/ Domestic Sales Support

- Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS) (grant funding - England - closed for applications 11th May)

- MMO guidance on selling catch direct

- Seafish guidance on selling fish direct

- Fish is the Dish seafood home deliveries directory

Other Grant Support

- Fishmongers Company Fisheries Charitable Trust and Seafarers UK Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Programme

Welfare Support

- Fishermen's Mission

- SAIL: Seafarer's Advice and Information Line

- Seafarer Support

- Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

- Seafarers Hospital Society

- Apostleship of the Sea

Last updated: 01/10/2020