Thumbnail Image

Safety at sea for small-scale fishers in the Caribbean










​FAO. 2020. Safety at sea for small-scale fishers in the Caribbean. Rome.




Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Safety at sea for small-scale fishers 2019
    This manual on safety at sea for small-scale fishers aims to contribute to a culture of safety awareness among fisherfolk, reduce the number of accidents and increase the chances of survival if accidents occur. The manual provides guidance on safety matters related to the work on a small-scale fishing vessel (e.g. fire safety, deck safety, lifesaving equipment, lighting and ventilation), personal safety and navigation safety. Checks and procedures to be performed before a fishing trip, as well as guidance for survival at sea, are also included in this manual.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Rules of the road at sea for small-scale fishers
    FAO E-learning Academy
    2022
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    This course introduces you to the maritime traffic rules that small-scale fishers in coastal and inland waters should know about. It provides guidance on actions to take in day-to-day traffic situations at sea, during daylight and at night. Working in the fisheries sector is globally one of the most dangerous jobs, with an estimated 32 thousand fatalities annually and hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries of crew on board of fishing vessels. Most of these accidents happen on board of small-scale fishing vessels, frequently resulting in disability and death among fishers. Increasing knowledge and understanding of the maritime traffic rules will help to reduce accidents. Application of the maritime traffic rules is an important safety measure at sea.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (series)
    Report of the Regional Workshop on Safety at Sea in Artisanal and Small-scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Paita, Peru, 2–4 July 2007. (Includes a CD-ROM) 2008
    Also available in:

    The Regional Workshop on Safety at Sea in Artisanal and Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean took place in the city of Paita, Peru, from 2 to 4 July 2007. Thirty-seven Latin American experts, as well as experts from Sweden and representatives of FAO and the Latin American Organization for Fisheries Development (OLDEPESCA) participated. The workshop was developed through joint cooperation between the Fishing Technology Service of FAO and OLDEPESCA. During the works hop, the results of the “Study on safety at sea in artisanal and smallscale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean” were presented, as well as other presentations on different aspects of safety at sea by invited experts. In addition, experts from participating countries made presentations on the situation of safety at sea in small-scale fisheries in their respective countries. The information presented was debated in plenary and included such themes as safety at sea in fisheries management, safety measures and fishing operations, registration of information on accidents at sea and legislation, as well as technology, design and construction of vessels. Finally, the framework for a regional strategy on safety of human lives at sea and a work programme whose objective is to strengthen systems on safety at sea through regional and international cooperation was elaborated and approved by the participants. The unedited presentations can be found on the CD-ROM included in this publication.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.