Recent Global Conventions and Resolutions Targeting Improved Safety, Health and Sustainability at Sea in the Fisheries Sector – Strategies for Moving Forward
Sunday, June 10, 8:00am-4:00pm, Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall
On Sunday, June 10, 2018, as a part of the Fifth International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference (IFISH 5) in St. John’s, NL, Canada, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ocean Frontier Institute of Memorial University will sponsor a workshop entitled, “Recent Global Conventions and Resolutions Targeting Improved Safety, Health and Sustainability at Sea in the Fisheries Sector – Strategies for Moving Forward.” Speakers for the event include representatives from FAO, ILO, IMO, NIOSH, NOAA/NMFS, and many other subject matter experts.
This workshop will feature and discuss recent global initiatives related to fishing vessel design, fishing safety, fisheries management and sustainable fishing practices and their relationship to current conditions in fisheries from different regions of the world. Topics include:
- A discussion of international milestones related to safety and health that have been achieved (or are very near achievement) since IFISH 4
- The link between worker safety at sea, forced labor, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing
- Best practices and lessons learned from forming partnerships with stakeholders to develop coordinated strategies to improve safety
- Ideas for the improvement of the socioeconomic condition of fishers and fish workers, and sustainable ocean-based economies
- Effects of fisheries management practices on fishing safety
Attendees will be able to discuss these topics as a group and with presenters, as well as formulate ideas for next steps and possibilities for improving fishing worker safety and health.
The pre-conference workshop is free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors. However, space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the pre-conference workshop registration form.