Seafish have announced that they have received over 900 applications for their ‘Critical Worker Certificate’ since the initiative was launched last week.
Following requests from fishermen, Seafish created a ‘Critical Worker Certificate’ that could be issued to vessel owners, skippers and fishermen to use when travelling to and from work.
The organisation announced today “Our Training Team have received around 900 requests since Thursday evening and are working through them as quickly as possible. The team are unable to confirm receipt of every request, so please allow 2-3 working days before chasing for a certificate.”
The certificates can be issued to any individual who has completed their mandatory training, and are on the Seafish training database.
To request a certificate email: email@example.com or call 01472 252302 with the following information:
- Date of birth
- Vessel name
- Vessel registration number (PLN)
- Vessel location (port of operation)
There is no legal requirement for these certificates to be carried. We are creating them in response to requests from fishermen in order to provide them with a piece of documentation which – if required – can help them to demonstrate that they are a critical worker making a necessary journey.