Seafish survey inviting Bridlington’s fishermen to air views on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Seafish, the public body that supports the UK seafood industry, is contacting all owners of UK registered vessels to invite them to complete the annual socio-economic survey.

Saturday, 29th August 2020, 9:00 am
The Seafish survey is looking for opinions from Bridlington fishermen.
The Seafish survey is looking for opinions from Bridlington fishermen.

The UK fleet survey is asking questions about the financial and operational performance of fishing businesses.

Questions on the impact of Covid-19 are also a major part of the survey this year.

There will also be an opportunity for vessel owners to say how effective Government support measures have been for their businesses.

Seafish is hoping vessel owners in Bridlington will fill in the form so it gets a better idea of the current situation.

The fleet survey is usually undertaken by a team of researchers visiting hundreds of ports and harbours across the UK.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, vessel owners will be posted a pack containing the survey form and guidance on how to complete it.

Kirsten Milliken, economics project manager at Seafish said: “The fleet survey is our opportunity to take the pulse of the UK’s fishing fleet and hear directly from vessel owners about how their businesses are faring.

“The survey should only take 15 minutes to complete and our researchers will be available by phone or video chat to help if requested.

“Vessel owners can arrange an in-depth discussion with our researchers if they want to tell us more about how their business is being affected by the current challenges.”