Underneath you'll find documents, tools, presentations, etc that can help you to improve the safety and health of fishers.
So far the website has no search option, but we hope to have this pratical tool soon incoorperated in the website.
23-06-2017 European guide for risk prevention in small fishing vessels
This guide is designed to prevent risk for small fishing vessels and those working on them, so that both the vessels and their crews return safe and sound after a trip. Given that these vessels account for about 80% of the EU’s entire fishing fleet and that fatalities, injuries and lost vessels are at unacceptable levels, this guide is critical in preventing risks and protecting the wider fishing communities. The different modules in the guide focus on key areas, notably the vessel, the crew, fishing operations, real case events, risk assessment and additional information such as flotation devices, stability, first aid, work equipment and emergency drills. A glossary along with illustrations, photos and charts serve to highlight the important points in the guide, making it an extremely user-friendly reference.
The guide is free to download in the languages of the European Union by clicking on the image or at
If you open de website you can select your preferable language underneath the image of the guide.
06-12-2016 Safety Guide for New Fishing Crew presented by Sunderland Marine and The North of England P&I Association
Sunderland Marine and The North of England P&I Association present a new ‘comic’ style loss prevention guide on fishing safety aimed at new joiners.
It is aimed at those new to the industry and is designed to supplement the training a new crew member should receive when joining a fishing vessel for the first time. Reading the book prior to joining could better prepare them and guide them on what questions to ask and what to look for when on board. The guide is not focused at any particular geographical area or type of fishing vessel. It aims to be as general as possible in order to make it relevant to the highest number of fishers.
It is free to download from Sunderland Marine’s website by clicking on the image or at
08-09-2016 FISH Platform Syllabus on IMO STCW-F Basic Safety Training for All Fishing Vessel Personell
The IMO STCF-F code states in chapter 3 Basic Safety Training for all fishing vessel personnel, Regulation 1, section 1:
Fishing Vessel personnel shall, before being assigned to any shipboard duties, receive basic
training approved by the Administration in the following areas:
The FISH Platform was aware there was no guidance on the content of the STCW-F Basic Safety Training for All Fishing Vessel Personell. For this reason the FISH Platform develloped a Syllabus on IMO STCW-F Basic Safety Training for All Fishing Vessel Personell. This syllabus provides content to the modules mentioned in the STCW-F as described above and helps to create a level playing field concerning the Basic Safety training for All Fishing Vessel Personell.
You can download the Syllabus on IMO STCW-F Basic Safety Training for All Fishing Vessel Personell by clicking here.
18-02-2016 Presentation 'Food for Thought - The Common Fisheries Policy does it create sustainable fisheries?'
Presentation 'Food for Thought - The Common Fisheries Policy does it create sustainable fisheries? by Ment van der Zwan from Europêche concerning human rights in the fishing industry. The presentations questions whether the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union is as sustainable as it is purported to be. The presentation gives an overview of relevant legislation and the position of the European Union and in particular the Common Fisheries Policy when it come to the protection of human rights of fishers.
By clicking on the name in the discription you start the download.
01 - Brand Wagner - The Work in Fishing Convention, 2006
02 - Flemming Nygaard Christensen - Web based management system
03 - Evert van Leeuwen - Maritime accident investigation in The Netherlands
04 - Gerard Kerkhof - Sleep and Sleep-Wake rhythmicity impact on (shift-) work
05 - Pim Visser - Influence of the discard ban to the organisation of labour aboard
06 - Ment van der Zwan - Safety at Sea in Fishing
Source: MCA (13-01-2013) www.mcga.gov.uk
Language: Different EU languages
Social Partners in the Sea Fisheries sector have produced a handbook aimed at all European fishermen for the prevention of accidents and the enhancement of their safety.
The booklet is the result of a EU-funded study conducted by an expert team integrated by employers and unions’ representatives to ink the first ever harmonized guidelines for the safety of fishermen across Europe.
National guides and safety rules in the member states have been at the core of a major analysis that has now found its way into a European-wide information tool. In particular, the handbook steps in to fill the vacuum in many European countries that have so far lacked this kind of instrument for fisheries workers.
The handbook can be downloaded underneath:
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Arabic
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Dutch
European Safety Guide Fisheries - English
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Estonian
European Safety Guide Fisheries - French
European Safety Guide Fisheries - German
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Latvian
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Lithuanian
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Russian
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Slovenian
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Spanish
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Swedish
European Safety Guide Fisheries - Turkish
Fish SAFE is a fishing industry program funded by the B.C. fishing industry and administered by the British Columbia Seafood Alliance. All programs are developed and driven by fishermen for fishermen for the purpose of reducing injuries and fatalities.
Gearing Up for Safety addresses many common safety and health hazards in the commercial fishing industry in B.C. waters. It is not meant to replace the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Gearing Up for Safety