Updated regulations surrounding the employment of merchant fishermen came into force on 30th November 2018 having been prepared and presented to Parliament in late October. These regulations demand that all fishermen are to have a valid medical fitness certificate which is still valid and not suspended. A fisherman, by definition, is any person, including the skipper, who is employed or engaged in any capacity on board any fishing vessel. Full details of the regulations are available here: https://bit.ly/2z9hbr9