First National Fishing Remembrance Day – 12 May
Charlie Bennett
April 25, 2024

National charity, the Fishermen’s Missionhas announced the locations and times for the very first National Fishing Remembrance Day services.

Now, and for the first time, a new National Fishing Remembrance Day will be held. Maritime welfare charities, including the Fishermen’s Mission, will come together on Sunday 12th May to remember the many thousands of fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.

Fishermen’s Mission Chief Executive, Marc Evans comments: “Warmly welcomed by the Members of Parliament on 24 April 2024, the Fishermen’s Mission is proud to be a part of this event. From experience, we know how every loss affects families, friends, and whole communities. We know how this loss lingers from generation to generation. To finally have a national day that allows us to come together and remember so many fishermen who have lost their lives while bringing home the catch is momentous for everyone connected with fishing.”

‘You return to port without a colleague, without a friend.  You unload the catch with the heaviest of hearts, thinking only of your crewmate who was taken by the sea. Your pal who didn’t come home.  The trauma of loss runs deep through so many fishing communities.  Passing years do not dull the pain.  The need to remember is heartbreakingly real.  It is an honour and a privilege to be leading these services.’

Services will be held in around the UK to remember all the fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.  Everyone is welcome to come and join any of these services. 

All the information is on the website

These services will be led by Port Staff from the Fishermen’s Mission and supported by Stella Maris.

It is intended that this service will be held every year and that other locations will be added as time goes on. 

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