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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
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.