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Pre-Trip Vessel Safety Checklist Workshop Report

October 08, 2019

Ensuring a safety culture is critical to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Fisheries Sampling Branch mission. That was reflected in a workshop organized by the branch in August 2019 to evaluate the process of completing the required observer’s pre-trip vessel safety checklist. The two dozen people who attended the workshop had a combined 440 years of experience working with fishery observer programs and/or commercial fishing vessels. This report details their discussions and actions items intended to make the checks more efficient, while also being an effective tool to improve safety at sea.

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 03/22/2021