Single handed fishing

This guide highlights some of the risks that are greater if you fish on your own and what you can do about them.


Single handed fishing

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By reading this document alongside the new Fishermen’s Safety Guide , it will help you identify hazards, assess risks and put in place control measures. It is not intended to be a definitive guide but to help you to conduct risk assessments and to improve safety on your vessel.

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Published 30 January 2020