19th November 2018
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New film will explore modern fishing industry and its compexities

A new film which explores the challenges faced by owners of fishing vessels will be shown in Shetland this month.

The Business of Fishing will be screened at the NAFC Marine centre in Scalloway on 14th May.

The film, from industry-representative Seafish, features four vessel owners and explores the complexities of operating in the modern fishing industry.

The concept of the film was based on an initial idea to help improve understanding about the business aspects of fishing and the day to day challenges that vessel owners face.

NAFC senior marine policy adviser Ian Napier will be delivering a keynote address after the screening.

Dr Napier said: “I am very pleased that Seafish are screening this film in Shetland, which is one of the main centres of the UK fishing industry.

“Fishing is of great importance to these islands, and the seafood sector is worth around £300 million per annum to the local economy.

“At a time of unprecedented scrutiny of the fishing industry I believe that it is important to increase public awareness – both locally and nationally – of the pressures, challenges and difficulties faced every day by working fishermen.

“I hope that Seafish’s new film can help do this and that as many people as possible have the opportunity to see it.”

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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