The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has been developing a Revised Code of Practice for Small Fishing Vessels which proposes new requirements for new and existing vessels.

This follows recommendations from the Marine Accident Investigation Board to improve safety on small fishing vessels.

The MCA is holding a roadshow in Stornoway Town Hall on Tuesday 1st October from noon-3pm.

Local MP Angus MacNeil MP said: “I am pleased to see that the MCA is consulting on the Revised Small Fishing Vessel Code and that they are looking for fishermen to share their thoughts and provide input into this consultation.

“Safety at sea must always be priority and improving safety features on fishing boats is vital.

“The MCA will be holding a roadshow in the Stornoway Town Hall on Tuesday 1st October between 12 noon and 3pm and I would encourage fishermen to attend."