FISH Safety Foundation
The FISH Safety Foundation is a Registered Charitable Trust dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes across the International Fishing Industry. The Foundation was established as the result of over 20 years of work, training and research within the maritime sector.
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 re-FISH.org, 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.