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This publication is the report of a survey of fisheries-related sea safety in the Pacific Islands region undertaken by FAO in 2003. It is intended to assist in sensitizing fishery managers that sea safety is a legitimate and important objective of fisheries management, focus more attention on small fishing vessel safety and lead to improved systems for recording/analysing sea accident data and making use of the results. It will also serve as a discussion document at a meeting which is to be attended by motivated people from several relevant disciplines, focused on challenging issues, oriented to small fishing vessels, having the objective of producing results with a positive effect on regional and national sea safety programmes.

Author's full address:

Robert Gillett
Gillet, Preston and Associates
P.O. Box 3344
Lami, Fiji


FAO Fisheries Department
FAO Regional and Subregional Fishery Officers
Directors of Fisheries
Fl Mailing list "Fish Technology/Industry"

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