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This project has now been extended until April 30 2020. Application forms are available to download from the Seafish website.

Nefta hopes to start delivering the training courses as soon as is practical. Please regularly check this page or facebook for any further updates.We ARE not taking bookings during this time of uncertainty.

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October 2019 we have now distributed all the PLBs on behalf of SWFPA.

Statoil/Hywind Energy Kindly paid the remainder of the capital costs.This meant there was no cost to the vessels that requested the units.Total cost was £191,000.00,EMFF funding paid 50%.Hywind paid £93,000,00

The SWFPA has engaged us to promote the RFS scheme to meet the demands of the retail industry.

The scope of this work involves auditing the vessels in the  SWFPA and MNWFA to reach the RFS standard for certification.

It is anticipated that the EMFF funding for refresher training will end on March 31/2020.
It has not yet been agreed if post Brexit UK govt funding will be available afterwards.


The SFT have provided grant assistance for funding training materials relevant to the Seafish and STCW 95 courses.

NEFTA appreciates the funding that has been received .

Many Thanks

NEFTA staff


The restricted or unrestricted certificates now require both the Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen and the Advanced Stability courses to be completed.

Anyone holding the Under 16.5m Limited or Unlimited tickets needs to refresh their Safety Awareness certificate every 5 year to retain it.

Due to proposed changes to certification it will be a legal requirement to have a skippers ticket form 7m up to 16.5m.
This STCW requirement are in addition to the ILO requirements coming on stream.

Nefta will do ad hoc courses to try and accommodate crews wanting funded refresher training.

The EMFF funding is expected to end March 31 2020.