We are sad to hear that we have lost our colleague Mike Collier MBE.
Mike was not only an Instructor at SCT but he was also a friend, a strong supporter and showed us great leadership. He was quick to offer encouragement and support he would help us to direct the focus of new courses and our projects right to the heart of the issue. When looking at the potential to bring in a new course to introduce new people to commercial fishing in 2011 Mike was immediately involved with our training team. He offered an intelligent and generous approach to training – with a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with new students. His experienced approach meant new trainees would understand the reality of the fish catching sector rather than romantic notions.
Safety of fishermen was always close to his heart and from 2018 he supported the Fishing Safety project. His wisdom and experience meant a lot to us and we will miss his sensible positive force and his smiling face. Our best wishes and thoughts go out to his family. All the team at SCT.