From February 1 to 7, some 70experts from many countries will meet in Mahabalipuram for IFISH-3, the Third International Fishing Industry Safety and Health Conference. It is being organized jointly by the BOBP-IGO, the FAO of the United Nations and the Alaska Field Station of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA.
This is the first time IFISH is being held outside the U.S. Appropriately enough, the conference will place a special emphasis on the safety and health of small-scale fisher men. This issue therefore focuses on sea safety issues. Pages 6 to 11 summaries the report of Mr AgnarErlingsson, consultant who visited four countries of the region and did a comprehensive survey of sea safety for small-scale fishermen..read more