North East Fishermen’s Training Association Limited (NEFTA) is run by fishermen for the benefit of fishermen and fishing communities. NEFTA facilitates multi-disciplinary training for fishermen working on a diverse and modern fleet of vessels. Fishing remains crucially important to our coastal communities and the training and equipping of personnel is essential if the industry is to enjoy future prosperity.
NEFTA runs an SVQ Level 2 (Skill Seekers) course for new entrants and also co-ordinates various mandatory safety train¬ing for fishermen including; Basic Sea Survival, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic First Aid and Safety Awareness. Seafish approved certificates are awarded on completion of the courses.
NEFTA member organisations include; The Scottish White Fish Producers Association, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association and the Fishsalesmen’s Association (Scotland). Alex Wiseman, George R West and Ian Gatt presently sit on the board on behalf of SPFA.
Further information on the full range of NEFTA training can be found at www.nefta.info