FishSAFE Information Project (FSI)

FLTC Services Limited fund the FSI project which provides fishermen with positional information about offshore surface and sub-sea structures and infrastructure in connection with oil and gas activities in U.K. waters. The costs of the project have been supported by substantial grants awarded by the Scottish Ministers and the European Union through the European Fisheries Fund who are thereby investing in sustainable fisheries.

Kingfisher Information Services is a sub division of the Sea Fish Industry Authority and has worked on several projects over the years to raise awareness and understanding between the oil and gas and fishing industries. Through the FishSAFE Information project, and in close co-operation with Oil & Gas UK (formally UKOOA), Kingfisher has promoted the awareness of surface and subsea obstructions.

The main objective of such projects is to disseminate, in both digital (electronic) and paper (chart) formats, accurate positional data on all surface and sea-bed oil & gas installations (eg. platforms, pipelines, wellheads, etc) throughout the UK Continental Shelf. The data is available FREE to all fishing vessels working in the area and is compatible with the most popular fishing plotters including Sodena, Trax, SIS, Microplot, Winfish, Litton Fishmaster, Chartworx/Quodfish, Maxsea, Penta and Transas Navfish 3000 systems.

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Fishing Safely in Changing European Waters 2016 – 2019

Provision of FishSAFE Information forms part of this project which will enhance the safety of fishermen, reduce the risk of damage to fishing vessels and the risk of harm to the environment. The European Union and the Scottish Government have awarded grants to support the project.
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