Fishing Safety

Bevordering van veiligheid en verbetering van arbeidsomstandigheden in de Surinaamse visserij door toepassing van internationale normen

21/05/2021 FAO/ILO/IMO

This brochure gives a summary overview of four international binding fisheries instruments (conventions and agreements) that promote the safety of fishing vessels, safety of fishers, training of fishers and responsible and safe fisheries operations. This brochure has been prepared by IMO, ILO, FAO and the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV) in Surinam to provide guidance to policy and decision makers and other stakeholders in the fisheries, maritime and labour sectors with a view to promote ratification and implementation of the following fisheries instruments:

  • The IMO (2012) Cape Town Agreement (CTA)
  • The IMO (1995) International Convention on Training, Certification and for Fishing Vessels Personnel (STCW-F)
  • The ILO (2007) Work in Fishing Convention (C188)
  • The (2009) FAO Agreement on Port States Measures to Prevent Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA)

In addition, information is provided on voluntary instruments relevant to safety in the fisheries sector, such as the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, various safety codes, safety recommendations, and technical and implementation guidelines.