Добровольные руководящие принципы обеспечения устойчивого маломасштабного рыболовства
в контексте продовольственной безопасности и искоренения бедности

Safety at Sea for small-scale fishers in the Caribbean


This manual on safety at sea for small-scale fishers in the Caribbean aims to contribute to a culture of safety awareness among fisherfolk, reduce the number of accidents and increase the chances of survival if accidents occur. The manual provides guidance on safety matters related to the work on a small-scale fishing vessel (e.g. fire safety, deck safety, lifesaving equipment, lighting and ventilation), personal safety and navigation safety. Checks and procedures to be performed before a fishing trip, as well as guidance for survival at sea, are also included in this manual. Compared to the global version, this manual includes more details on safety measures to be taken on open (undecked) vessels and specific Caribbean approaches to fishers safety.

This regional version manual was developed by FAO and the FISH Safety Foundation (FSF) with inputs from the safety at sea professionals in the Caribbean region, particularly the attendees of the Train-the-Trainer workshop on safety at sea for small-scale fisheries in the Caribbean, which was held in St Lucia in January 2020. The Bay of Bengal Programme –Intergovernmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO) also assisted with the preparation of the document. The manual was made in support of the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The production of this document was facilitated by a contribution from the Government of Norway and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed, FAO implemented Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector project (CC4Fish).

This Caribbean manual can be downloaded from the following web links:

PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/ca8626en/ca8626en.pdf

Card page: https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8626en

Note that this is a regional version of the global manual for small-scale fishers safety at sea.