Safety for fishermen - home
Fishing at sea is probably the most dangerous occupation in the world
Fishing at sea is probably the most dangerous occupation in the world. Over 24,000 fishermen die every year. More than 50% of the world's population lives within 60km of the coastline. Billions of people are depending on the scarce marine resources, they are depending on the fishermen and the fish that they bring home. A lost vessel and a lost fisherman have a vital impact on the coastal community.
Welcome to the Safety for Fishermen website, the gateway to information and material related to safety for fishermen. The website is hosted by FAO and managed by a selected group of experts contributing information and material on safety at sea in the fisheries sector.
The new FISH Platform provides the opportunity and drive for cooperation to improve health and safety in fishing industry
Netherlands, Rijswijk, September 11, 2012 - The Fishing Industry Safety and Health Platform (FISH Platform) provides for the needs of the fishing industry on a joint approach to improve the safety and health of fishermen and reducing accidents in the industry as well as the harmonisation of EU fishing training and certification. That is the main conclusion of the first meeting of the FISH Platform.
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