Type to search

Commercial Fishing

SCOTS MACKEREL FISHERMEN BAND TOGETHER FOR COVID TESTING

SCOTS MACKEREL FISHERMEN

Scots mackerel fishermen band together for Covid testing. More than 30 fishermen setting out from Fraserburgh have been mass-tested for coronavirus in a bid to streamline testing requirements and increase confidence within the industry, according to a news report in the Press & Journal

Crew from three pelagic fleet vessels were given a rapid-result test for the virus before heading-off to fish for mackerel near the Norwegian coast.

It is the first time Fraserburgh fishing firms have banded together to organise testing of their crews in one go.

Aberdeen firm TAC Healthcare offered up PCR testing from a net shed, with all 34 crew testing negative and issued with paperwork in case stop-offs in Norway are required.

Founded in 2013, TAC usually offers occupational health and NHS services but now has a fully-fledged testing centre at its Dyce premises, processing up to 1,000 tests each day.

Tags