FAO Fisheries Circular No. 993
FIIT/C993 (En)

Aspects of Sea Safety in the Fisheries of Pacific Island Countries

Robert Gillett
Gillet, Preston and Associates
Lami, Fiji

Table of Contents
Rome, 2003

ISSN 0429-9329

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Table of Contents



1. Executive summary

1.1 The main finding
1.2 Summary of the national sea safety issues and lessons-learned

2. Introduction

2.1 Background
2.2 Survey and report considerations
2.3 The Pacific Islands region

3. Regional fisheries-oriented sea safety initiatives

3.1 The 1991 FAO survey of safety at sea in Pacific islands fisheries
3.2 Secretariat of the Pacific Community sea safety work

4. Country information

5. Sea safety in Tuvalu

5.1 General
5.2 Fisheries management and sea safety
5.3 Safety programmes
5.4 Data recording
5.5 Sea safety legislation
5.6 Boatbuilding and vessel design
5.7 Observations

6. Sea safety in Tonga

6.1 General
6.2 Fisheries management and sea safety
6.3 Safety programmes
6.4 Data recording
6.5 Legislation
6.6 Boatbuilding and vessel design
6.7 Observations

7. Sea safety in Samoa

7.1 General
7.2 Fisheries management and sea safety
7.3 Safety programmes
7.4 Data recording
7.5 Legislation
7.6 Boatbuilding and vessel design
7.7 Observations

8. Sea safety in Fiji

8.1 General
8.2 Fisheries management and sea safety
8.3 Safety programmes
8.4 Data recording
8.5 Legislation
8.6 Boatbuilding and vessel design
8.7 Observations

9. Sea safety in Kiribati

9.1 General
9.2 Fisheries management and sea safety
9.3 Safety programmes
9.4 Data recording
9.5 Legislation
9.6 Boatbuilding and vessel design
9.7 Observations

10. Features of the country sea safety information

10.1 The relation of fisheries management to sea safety
10.2 Safety programmes
10.3 Data recording
10.4 Legislation
10.5 Boatbuilding and vessel design

11. Other important issues in sea safety in the Pacific islands

11.1 Political will
11.2 The effectiveness of the SPC sea safety awareness initiatives
11.3 A regional sea safety workshop
11.4 Other issues

12. Conclusions on future sea safety initiatives

13. References

Appendix: People contacted