Fishing jobs added to occupation shortage list

UK fishers

Fishing occupations are set to be added to the UK’s Shortage Occupation List (SOL) following recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee

From summer 2023, share fishermen, trawler skippers and experienced deckhands on large fishing vessels will benefit from lower fees and salary requirements. This will ensure that the fishing sector can continue to access the talent it needs at a reduced cost.

“We are backing the UK fishing industry with a comprehensive package of support to ensure that they are able to fully benefit from the fish in UK waters. We strongly encourage the sector to engage with this to ensure they can attract the workers they need,” UK Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said.

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