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Welcome to FishSAFE

This site helps fishermen to fish safely in UK waters. It provides information about oil and gas related surface and subsea structures and is available in five languages.

Welcome to FishSAFE

Charting oil & gas structures for the safety of fishermen. FishSAFE charts offshore surface and subsea oil & gas structures on the UK Continental Shelf.

Welcome to FishSAFE

Improving fishing awareness. This site helps fishermen understand the size, scale and potential risk, associated with oil & gas structures.

Terms and Conditions

By using this site and in particular the information made available regarding oil & gas structures, pipelines and potential fishing hazards you are  deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions which can be accessed HERE. Your attention is drawn to Terms 3.4 –3.7 which set out terms relating to exclusions and limitations of liability which apply to your use of information available from the site.

FishSAFE Unit in

Since its launch there has been strong demand for the new FishSAFE Unit.

270 units have been sold at the price of £529 each plus VAT.

This price has been made possible by a grant from The European Fisheries Fund and the Scottish Ministers and by services provided without charge by FLTC Services Limited a not for profit company. FLTCS is supported by The Scottish Fishermen's Federation,The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations and Oil and Gas UK. The company is funded by OGUK and by some of their member companies.

FishSafe Unit

The heavily subsidised price applies to the first production run of the units only. Once the first units have been sold any further units ordered will not benefit from the grant awarded and are likely to cost considerably more than £529. Click here for further information about the unit.

If you wish to order a FishSAFE unit please contact:

FLTC Services Limited, 24 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XE, Tel: +44(0) 1224 646 944

>About the data

The data displayed on this website's offshore map include:

  • Pipelines
  • Pipeline Spans
  • Subsea Structures (i.e. wellheads, manifolds)
  • Surface Structures (i.e. platforms, FPSOs, etc.)
  • Safety Zones (statutory and HSE)
  • Suspended Wellheads (outwith safety zones)

FishSafe Map Large Scale

Please visit the Offshore Map page.

Notice to Fishermen:

Incorrectly Functioning FishSAFE SD Cards

It has been confirmed that the FishSAFE SD cards distributed in late January 2016 to update the FishSAFE Alarm Unit, are not functioning correctly. This means fishermen are  unable to update their FishSAFE Units with the latest data – FSIv31 – by SD card.

New SD cards are being produced, which will be supplied by SFF Services Limited to skippers over the next week. The new card should then be inserted as normal.

The new SD cards will be supplied with a red label, to signify these are correctly functioning cards. They will look as the image below:

New Label For Ntf

Please note that FishSAFE Data supplied on CD and online is unaffected by this issue.

Skippers wishing to update their FishSAFE Units before the new SD card arrives, may do so by using the link below to download the file, which may be copied to an SD card and installed on the FishSAFE Unit.

Link: New FishSAFE Data

On behalf of the FishSAFE Information Project, the Kingfisher Information Service are handling enquiries relating to this issue. For further information, please contact a member of the Kingfisher team: Tel: +44 (0)1472 252307, Mob: +44 (0)7876 035744, Email kingfisher@seafish.co.uk.

15 February 2016

Notice to Fishermen

New FishSAFE
Information Available

Please note that FishSAFE Information version 31 is now available for your fishing plotters and FishSAFE Unit.

The Fishing Plotter files may be downloaded ahead of the CD release from here.

The FishSAFE Unit file may be downloaded ahead of the SD card release from here.

The latest FishSAFE information contains a host of new oil & gas structures, pipelines and potential fishing hazards. This includes:

  • Over 150 new pipelines/cables
  • Over 15 suspended wellhead changes
  • Over 100 new subsea structures
  • 14 new pipeline gates (best areas to cross pipelines)

It is essential fishermen have this latest information installed on their systems.

Over the next few weeks, fishermen will receive a CD, or SD card for their FishSAFE Unit, in the post, via the NFFO or SFF.

Please contact a member of the Kingfisher team if you have any queries: Tel: +44 (0)1472 252307, Email kingfisher@seafish.co.uk.

27 January 2016


FishSAFE Films &
Companion App

At a Reception held at the Sir Duncan Rice Library University of Aberdeen on 20 January 2015 guests watched two videos about the FLTC Group.

The first video FLTC - Group So Far gives an overview of the Group and its activities since FLTC was established in 2007. The second video FLTCS - FishSAFE provides information about the FishSAFE Companion App which was launched at the Reception.

The App can be downloaded for Android and Apple tablet devices via the Google Play and the App Store. Just Search for "FishSafe".

FishSAFE App Film:

FishSAFE Project Film:

Offshore News