Spain has become the latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety, significantly boosting the number of vessels needed for entry into force.
Three one-day workshops held in Southampton’s Grand Harbour are set to run back-to-back, combining key subjects with international maritime experts in dynamic panel discussions.
Thailand became the first country in Asia to ratify the Work in Fishing Convention, which sets basic decent standards for work in the fishing industry. According to EJF, this shows important commitment and leadership for the region – although EJF points out that there are still improvements to be made.
On the occasion of the World Fisheries Day, the FAO and the Holy See again joined forces to host a successful event focusing international attention on the fair treatment and well-being of fishing people around the world.
European fishing body Europêche has hosted an event at the European Parliament together with ETF and MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos to present our legal proposals for a safer, healthier and more worker-friendly fisheries sector in Europe.
From this month, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) will require UK fishing vessels to comply with the International Organisation’s C-188 Work In Fishing Convention.
The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan has concluded its investigations into two longline vessels, one for illegal fishing activity and the other for violations of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention (C-188). Penalties have been applied in both cases.
Three crew members were rescued from a liferaft off the UK coast last night, while a search is in progress for the remaining two crew.
Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of a commercial fishing vessel in January 2016, resulting in the imposition of a $27,000 fine on its owners, according to the findings of Maritime NZ.
Thirteen people who drowned in 2017 might be alive today had they been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, according to the findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel. The panel, which includes the SFF’s Derek Cardno, meets annually to discuss the previous year’s appropriate maritime fatalities and whether those who died might have survived had they been wearing a lifejacket.