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Life Jacket Scheme

Applications for Life Jacket Scheme are closed.

Fishing boat crews who live and work in Plymouth will be safer at sea, thanks to the Life Jacket Scheme, designed by the Council with support from local fishing industry.

The scheme ensures that those who work on the water are entitled to a Mullion Compact 150 Lifejacket with a personal locator beacon.

The Council are seeking additional funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Maritime Management Organisation to help reduce loss of life and accidents within the local fishing industry.

Over the last year we have distributed 250 life jackets with personal locator beacons to fishermen who contribute to the Plymouth fishing economy.

If additional funding can be secured we will roll out Phase 2 of the project this year.

The project includes training, personal fitting and training carried out by a supplier with a unique understanding of the fishing industry, fishing grounds and the operations of emergency services.