This safety study was prompted by the results of a research project on fatal accident rates for the UK workforce published in 2007. The project had highlighted the dangers of working in the fishing industry. MAIB, covering a 14-year period and relating to the deaths of 256 commerical fisherman operating on UK-registered vessels, analysed its database and investigation reports.
The aim was to:
- identify causal and contributing factors
- draw conclusions
- make recommendations
The document includes contributions from all sectors of the fishing industry and focuses on future safety.
One outcome of this study was the production of an Advisory Note: Potting Safety produced by Seafish to summarise the available information on potting related incidents and provides guidance on safe practices.