Maritime charities, the Fishermen’s Mission, The Seafarers’ Charity and Stella Maris  joined forces to support a new annual National Fishing Remembrance Day for those who have lost their lives while fishing at sea. The first National Fishing Remembrance Day which took  place on Sunday 12 May 2024.     Ali Godfrey,  our Director of Business Development says ‘ Our port team have been magnificent, we held 17 services around the UK and supported in 6 more,.  

‘The Fishermen’s Mission was started, after our founder, Ebenezer Mather, witnessed the traumatic loss of fishermen off the coast at Eyemouth in 1881.  Since then we have borne witness to the loss experiences by thousands of families in the UK.  The grief lingers within the communties they came from.  Brave men who went out to work, to bring home the catch and never came back.

‘It has been an emotional and momentous day for all those who have been affected by this loss and it remains our priviledge to be of service.  Next year we hope to extend the reach of these services to many more areas.  Thank you to everyone who came and for all your kind words and support’.




  • Boston – St Botolph’s Footbridge PE21 6NW at 2.00pm
  • Bridlington -Gansey Girl, Bridlington Harbour at 3.00pm
  • Brixham – Brixham Fish Quay , TQ5 8AW at 11.00am
  • Fleetwood –  North Euston Hotel Gardens , The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 6BN at 11.00am
  • Grimsby – Lost Fishermen Memorial St James’ Square DN31 1EP at 2.00pm
  • Lowestoft – The Miraculous Catch Fishing Memorial, The South Pier Lowestoft NR33 0AE at 11.00am
  • Newhaven – Newhaven Fishermen’s Memorial, Newhaven West Beach, end of Port Road, Newhaven  BN9 9HD at 11.00 am
  • Newlyn – Fisherman Statue, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5PP (over the road at St Peters Church if it is raining) at 11.00 am
  • North Shields –  Fiddlers Green Fishermen’s Memorial NE30 1JA at 11.00am and afterwards at the Fishermen’s Mission Centre for unveiling of a blue plaque
  • Maryport – Dockside at 3.00pm
  • Portsmouth –  Camber Memorial Plaque, The Camber, East St, , Portsmouth PO1 2JJ at Midday
  • Whitby – Herring Girls statue, Whitby Band Stand, Fish Quay, Whitby YO21 3PU at 11.00 am
  • Weymouth – Holy Trinity Church, Weymouth, Trinity Road, DT4 8TJ at 10.30am
National Fishing Remembrance Day


  • Eyemouth – The Church of Scotland Eyemouth Parish Church, Victoria Rd, Eyemouth TD14 5JD at 2.30pm
  • Fraserburgh – Fishing Wife Statue, Shore Street, Cairnbulg, Fraserburgh – Time 3.00pm
  • Wick -The Seafarers Monument, Smith Terrace, Wick at 1.45 pm

Northern Ireland 

  • Kilkeel – Nautilus Centre, Rooney Road, Kilkeel, Co Down, BT34 4AX at 10.30 am
  • Portavogie – The Harbour, Portavogie at 3.00pm


  • Milford Haven – The Rath Fishermen’s Memorial, Milford Haven SA3 3JR ( if weather bad St Katherine and St Peter’s Church, 4 Sandhurst Road, Milford Haven SA73 3JU)  at 3.00pm


  • Albert Pier, Jersey 3.30pm