What is the FISH Platform

The FISH Platform is the world leading group of experts involved in safety and health in the fishing industry with participants from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and the UN agency Food and Agriculture Organisation. The platform is open to organizations with an interest in the safety and health of fishermen.


The ambitions of the FISH platform, among others, are:
  • to share information that contributes improving the safety and health of fishers on board;
  • to promote the collection of reliable data on numbers accidents and near misses in fisheries and its causes;
  • where possible, to harmonize existing resources and requirements concerning the safety and health of fishers.


Any organization that has an interest in the safety and health of fishers is free to participate in the FISH Platform. At this moment there are no costs associated with participation, with the exception of the costs that they themselves make to participate in meetings of the platform.

Please be aware the applied language in the FISH Platform is English.

The next FISH Platform meeting wil be held Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October 2023 at the Zeevisserfonds in Oostende, Belgium.

The first meeting of the FISH Platform Asian branch will be held Wednesday 3 May 2023 and will be an online meeting.


For questions, comments or to show your interest to participate, you can contact the FISH Platform.
Contact information can be found on our contact page.