Revisiting Medicals
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
6M ago
In this third episode of the fourth series, CFPO CEO Chris Ranford and guest co-host Charles Blyth, the Risk, Safety & Training Lead at the NFFO are joined by Julie Carlton, Seafarer Safety & Health Manager at the MCA as we revisit medicals ahead of the fast approaching November 2023 deadline. Fathom kicked off this series at the start of the year with a broad look into the world of health and safety at sea and shared insights and issues to be aware of for the year ahead from fishing safety experts. This episode focuses in on the most significant issue within the fishing industry at p ..read more
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Exploring co-management in the U.S.
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
10M ago
In this second episode of the fourth series, CFPO CEO Chris Ranford and guest co-host David Stevens, skipper of the Crystal Sea and Chairperson of Fishing into the Future, are joined by Hannah Fennell, Head of Orkney Fisheries Association; Fiona Taylor, Head of Sea Fisheries, Policy and Grants at DAERA; and Robbie Fisher, Head of Domestic Fisheries Sustainability and Devolution,at DEFRA. The episode picks up on the development of new Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs), with the guests reflecting on what they learnt about the U.S. co-management system on a recent exchange trip to the Gulf of Mai ..read more
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Health & safety in 2023: Getting ahead of compliance
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
1y ago
For the premiere of the fourth series, CFPO CEO Chris Ranford and guest co-host Clive Palfrey, from Seafood Cornwall Training, who is Fathom’s in-house specialist on all things safety, are joined by Charles Blyth, the Risk, Safety & Training Lead at the NFFO. It’s been over two years since Fathom has recorded a safety-themed episode, and given the ever-shifting nature of health & safety regulation and new requirements on the horizon, it’s a really important topic to start on and a must-listen for anyone working onboard fishing vessels!  The fourth series of the Fathom podcast has ..read more
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Fathom 13: One fathom apart
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1y ago
This week,  Paul Trebilcock and Chris Ranford take us back to the quayside to speak to Seafood Cornwall's Safety Advisor, Clive Palfrey, to talk about how fishermen can utilise their time in isolation to think about safety on their vessels and get ready for when lockdown is lifted. Clive also reminds all fishermen that the social distance measurement is 'one fathom' and explains why it's important to stick to government advice.  Paul and Chris also speak to young fisherman, Tom Lambourn, who gives an insight into his ‘customer experience’ dealing with the MMO, MCA and Ship Register r ..read more
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Fathom 9: Why are English fishermen being left behind?
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1y ago
This week on the Fathom podcast, Paul Trebilcock and Chris Ranford, interview two guests, sharing the voices of those who are still at sea, catching, landing and selling, and  those working at a national and political level. Fathom's first guest is Andrew Stevens, a fisherman who has been successfully selling his catch directly to a fishmonger for a number of years.  Andrew discusses his experience with direct selling and offers guidance to those wanting to set up a direct selling business.  Fathom's second guest is Barrie Deas, Chief Exec of the National Federation of Fisherm ..read more
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All about that bass: Shaping the future of bass management
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
1y ago
The Fathom podcast has partnered with The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) to produce a series of informative and highly topical episodes, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing UK fishermen in the post-Brexit landscape. In this fourth episode, NFFO CEO Barrie Deas and CFPO CEO Chris Ranford are joined by Lewis White and Robbie Fisher from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) who provided some inside insights into the upcoming bass Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). The episode kicks off with Lewis and Robbie explaining why bass was c ..read more
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All about that bass
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
1y ago
The Fathom podcast has partnered with The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) to produce a series of informative and highly topical episodes, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing UK fishermen in the post-Brexit landscape. In this third episode, NFFO CEO Barrie Deas and CFPO CEO Chris Ranford are joined by Newlyn-based fisherman Andrew Pascoe as Fathom embarks on a series-first – a discussion centred around just one species of fish.  This episode takes a granular look at all of the past, present and future issues with sea bass, which is timely given that ..read more
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Setting the scene for UK fisheries management
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
2y ago
The Fathom podcast has partnered with The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) to produce a series of informative and highly topical episodes, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing UK fishermen in the post-Brexit landscape. In this second episode, NFFO CEO Barrie Deas and CFPO CEO Chris Ranford interview two Defra policy officials about a new piece of fishing legislation.  In this episode, we tackle the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), which is open for consultation from UK fishermen until 12th April. Not sure what the Joint Fisheries Statement is, o ..read more
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From I-VMS rollout to funding opportunities: Updates from the MMO
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
2y ago
In the next 30 minutes, the MMO team deliver a collection of high-level updates to fishermen across the UK. This episode is hosted by Chris Ranford. Chris welcomes guests including Tom McCormack, MMO's CEO, Richard Hoskin, MMO's Head of Fisheries & Marine Conservation Management, Mike Coyle, MMO's Head of Compliance and Control, and Michelle Willis, MMO's Director of Finance and Resources.  The team whip through some important updates which are worth listening to. Here's a quick download:  Tom provides an overview of the last 12 months and shares what he'd like to deliver in 20 ..read more
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Fisheries Industry Science Partnership: How will fishermen benefit?
Fathom | Getting Below The Surface of The UK Fishing Industry
by Chris Ranford
2y ago
The Fathom podcast has partnered with The National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations (NFFO) to produce a series of informative and highly topical episodes, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing UK fishermen in the post-Brexit landscape. In this first episode, NFFO CEO Barrie Deas and CFPO CEO Chris Ranford interview a Defra policy official about a big new funding opportunity for the industry. On the table for discussion is the Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) scheme, which forms one prong of the three-stranded £100m UK Seafood Fund. The FISP scheme aims to impr ..read more
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