The School

From an original working party of approximately 20 local business persons, the company was formed with the Objectives of the Company being:

  • To establish a specialist fishing industry centre in Whitby, North Yorkshire, to serve the port of Whitby and other ports.
  • To provide education and training in fishing industry methods which shall include buy not be limited to modern Apprenticeships, new skills training, health & safety, navigation and catch handling.
  • To provide education and training but not limited to Class 1 and Class 2 level.
  • To market and promote the profile of the fishing industry within local communities.
  • To carry on any other business or activity which may seem capable of being conveniently carried on in connection with any activity of the Company or may seem to the Company calculated directly or indirectly to benefit the Company.

The Board of Directors was formed with each one being strategically chosen for the skills and knowledge they can bring to the school. Our Board meets regularly and is energetic in its support of the school and its staff.

"Our school, having been on a learning curve which at times seemed vertical, has come through with flying colours"

said Arnold Locker, President of the Board of Directors,

"Our staff have continued to work to ensure the school's progression in a difficult climate. It is our intention to continue, going from strength to strength, to support our trainees and the whole of the fishing industry and to remain recognised as a flagship for U.K. fishing training"