Our Work

Fishermen's Mission Our Work and What We Do



More than 13,000 people work in fishing: the UK’s toughest and most dangerous peacetime occupation.

At sea, they face death and injury with an average of 15 fishermen killed or seriously injured every year.

On land, many struggle with insecurity and debt. And for the 50,000 retired fishermen and
their families, the fishing may have ended but the hardship continues as they face debt,
scant savings, loneliness and isolation.



The Fishermen’s Mission is a lifeline for many and plays a vital role in fighting poverty
and despair in our fishing communities.


Fishermen's Mission What We Do




How can we help you?

Do you need help? Please just ask; we’re good listeners and here to support you practically. Simply click here for details of your nearest Fishermen’s Mission.

In the mean time, visit our Helping Us Help You page for details on organisations like ourselves that are here to help as well as information on selling fish directly to your local communities.


How you can help us

Our work is often difficult and sometimes sad but it is always important. And you can play your part in this vital work by supporting us financially. There are lots of ways you can do this; please visit our Donate page to find out more.

If you’d like to support us from home, during these difficult and uncertain times, please visit our Virtual Fundraising Ideas page for inspiration and fun suggestions for online and at-home fundraising activities.