Support for the fishermen

Every day fishermen around Britain are braving the seas to bring fish to our tables. More than 13,000 men and women work in what is one of the toughest and most dangerous peacetime occupation: deep sea fishing.

The Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fishermen has been providing emergency and welfare support to our hard-pressed fishing communities since 1881. Many people who are involved serving seafood support the charity, with runners from Seafood Scotland and Seafish among those signed up for the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of May. Fish Friday, the Fishermen’s Mission’s annual fundraising day, is on 22 June.

Award-winning fish restaurant Ondine in Edinburgh, was the Fishermen’s Mission’s “Fundraising Restaurant of the Year”. The Old Town restaurant has donation envelopes on each table and customers at the restaurant contributed more cash than any other in the UK to support the work of the charity. Chef proprietor, Roy Brett said: “Our customers appreciate good food but they also understand the hard work that goes in to landing the catch and the dangers fishermen face. I’m delighted their generosity has give made such a significant contribution to this very deserving cause”.

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