Fishermen urged to take part in medical exemptions consultation

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has urged fishermen to take part in an industry-wide consultation to explore medical exemptions for crews operating on vessels 10 metres and under. Mr Duguid has been in discussions with the UK Government to highlight concerns about the impact of medical certificates on lone workers and small businesses around the north-east coast. In November 2023, regulations came into effect requiring fishermen working on small UK-flagged vessels to have a certificate of medical fitness. The UK Government, which already grants concessions for factors such as eyesight, diabetes and BMI, has worked to support those who can still fish but would otherwise be unduly forced ashore. more, >>click to read<< 11:10

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