September 16, 2022

FISH Platform announces funding and conference for fishing health & safety

The Fishing Industry’s Safety & Health Platform (FISH Platform) is announcing vital new funding as well as a conference for international fishing safety and health taking place in Sri Racha, Thailand on 15 and 16 November 2022.

The FISH Platform was formed 10 years ago by the world’s leading fishing safety experts and in September, the Fishing Industry’s Safety & Health Platform Limited was incorporated by Companies House as a not-for-profit organisation and with the intention to expand its network and support more fishing safety expertise around the world.

The FISH Platform meets twice yearly to share expertise and support the participants and is excited to announce that the focus for 2022 is on Asia with the aim of identifying, supporting and collaborating with the local experts. Safety, health and welfare for the 20 million fishers in Asia are high-profile issues and FISH Platform’s objectives are to increase participation in the region and offer an opportunity for people in the industry to come together and benefit from a growing international community of expertise in fishing safety.

The FISH Platform is delighted to announce they have received funding in 2022 with grant awards from The Seafarers’ Charity, The Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charities Trust, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, SafetyFolder and support from the Nautical Institute.

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'Few, if any, industries are more dangerous and experience more fatalities than fishing. Recent estimates put the number of fatalities at more than 100,000 per year.

As a safety charity, Lloyd’s Register Foundation supports the work being done to shine a light on this global safety issue – it’s clear that much more needs to be done to improve the health, safety, and welfare of fishers. The work of the FISH Platform continues to encourage safety improvements, and this conference, in Thailand, shows how the FISH Platform’s efforts are being applied on a truly global scale.' - Daryl Attwood from Lloyd’s Register Foundation

'The Seafarers’ Charity shares many objectives with the FISH Platform. We use our grant funding, advocacy and campaigning to support the safety and welfare of those who earn their living from the rewarding but dangerous profession of fishing at sea. We are proud to support the FISH Platform conference and look forward to seeing significant steps towards improving fishing safety for all across the globe.'

Deborah Layde
Chief Executive at The Seafarers' Charity