National Lost Trawlermen’s Memorial Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:05 pm on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Labour, Kingston upon Hull East 9:05 pm, 13th December 2021

I do agree, and I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman, because I know he is incredibly proud of the industry in his area and campaigns tirelessly for the interests of those who earn their living fishing at sea.

Fishing was and is a hard, tough and unimaginably dangerous job. In the mid-20th century, workers in the fishing industry were four times as likely to be killed as those in the UK’s next most lethal profession, underground coalmining.