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FISH Safety Foundation

The FISH Safety Foundation is an international non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing – an industry recognised as the worlds’ most hazardous.

Summary of Recent Work

➤ Research & Development into safety in small scale commercial fishing in the Philippines.

➤ Establishing a safety intervention programme in Bangladesh (to be followed by similar planned programmes in the Philippines and Indonesia).

➤ Commencement of, committed to distributing working safety, vessel and fishing equipment to Bangladesh communities.

➤ Providing information workshops in the South Pacific region on important international treaties and standards that promote safe fishing and legal fishing, including the Cape Town Agreement, Work in Fishing Convention C188 and The Port State Measures Agreement.

➤ Reviewing and redeveloping safety at sea training material in the Caribbean.

➤ Developing an accident reporting system for the Caribbean.

➤ Attending and presenting as key note speakers at safety and sustainability at sea conferences in London, Spain and China.

Our latest initiative, re-FISH, focuses on re-cycling, re-purposing and re-using Safety, Vessel and Fishing Equipment and giving it to those that need it most.

A practical, risk-based Safety Management System (SMS) for Fishing Vessels. This program has been designed to facilitate the easy implementation of a systematic safety management program onboard.

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