As an old saying goes, ”only a fool doesn’t fear the sea”. In 2021, professional fishing and offshore aquaculture remain some of the riskiest jobs with comparatively high rates of accidents. Many accidents in the sector are caused by the difficult working conditions onboard vessels.
Whilst the existing rules to protect workers apply mostly to big vessels, small-scale fisheries are rarely taken into account. In this episode, the OCEAN crew follows a typical day onboard an offshore aquaculture vessel in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, explaining the risks and difficulties of fishers’ work, and show some examples of how the EU support helps improve the working conditions and safety of fishers.
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OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 3 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first two seasons featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
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Euronews Ocean: The European fishermen in need of a safety net
Employment in marine fisheries, aquaculture and processing (European Atlas of the Seas)
- Publication date
- 20 July 2021