First Asian nation to ratify Work in Fishing Convention

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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.

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Health and safety centre stage in the European Parliament

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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.

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Taiwan hands down heavy penalties

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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.

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Wearing a lifejacket could save your life, Casualty Review Panel says

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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.

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