TRUSTEE: Jimmy Kelly - Fisherman, Portavogie
Jimmy Kelly is the owner of the fishing vessel Glen Bay II based out of Portavogie and fishing along the Northern Irish coastline, targeting whelk, lobster, and crab with creels. His previous fishing experience includes prawn trawling, scalloping, fishing for herring with semi-pelagic gears, and pair trawling for whitefish within the Irish Sea, Clyde and North Channel, as well as 20 years Government Service, which included skippering fishery patrol vessels along the North Irish coast.
He was elected to the Board of the NIFPO representing the Under 10 metre fleet and represents local fishermen on the Inshore Fisheries Steering Group, he also sits on the Northern Ireland Fishermen's Safety Forum to promote a better safety culture within the industry – additionally Jimmy holds an NTSB certification as a Marine Accident Investigator, Ship Security Officer and Ship Safety Officer. He wants to improve management, understanding and information sharing, and is keen to encourage fishermen to help each other by cooperating with and learning from other industry stakeholders, and is keen to promote a co-management approach within the whole fishing industry around the British Isles and its territories.