Safety and the Causes of Accidents in the Fisheries Sector

01-10-2001

Fisheries is still one of the sectors with the highest risk of accidents. The causes of accidents vary widely, requiring specific regulations adapted to each case. The EU has two Directives (Directives 93/103/EC and 97/70/EC), but they only concern large vessels, i.e. +/-10% of the EU fishing fleet. Hence the importance of fresh legislation that should include all types of vessels.

Fisheries is still one of the sectors with the highest risk of accidents. The causes of accidents vary widely, requiring specific regulations adapted to each case. The EU has two Directives (Directives 93/103/EC and 97/70/EC), but they only concern large vessels, i.e. +/-10% of the EU fishing fleet. Hence the importance of fresh legislation that should include all types of vessels.

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Rachid El Houdagui