Safety of fishing vessels and crew

Information for owners, operators, skippers and crew about safety standards in the fishing industry.

This collection offers guidance to support and encourage:

  • safe working practice at sea
  • meeting legal and technical requirements for fishing vessel safety

Topics covered are:

  • fishing vessel standards and surveys
  • fishing crew safety guides and leaflets
  • technical advice
  • codes of practice

Fishing vessels: standards and surveys

Fishermen's safety: guide and leaflets

You can also find more information about safety at sea and risk assessments on the Seafish website.

Technical advice

Codes of practice (Published 23 October 2017)

Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. New guidance document added
  2. Updated Fishermen's safety guide - Marking of Fishing Gear 2008 leaflet.
  3. First published.