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Guidance on Fishing Vessel Risk Assessments and Accounting for Safety at Sea in Fishery Management Design

March 15, 2018

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. This tech memo explores the factors that can either positively or negatively influence fishing vessel safety, such as fishing vessel safety regulations, characteristics of the vessel (e.g., age, condition, and maintenance), human competency, weather conditions, and fishery regulations.

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 02/21/2019