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THE POLICY

DEPARTMENT
STUDY
DETAILS
STUDY
in a nutshell
We provide Committees of the AUTHORS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES

European Parliament in the area of Blomeyer & Sanz: Roderick Ackermann, Nicolò Franceschelli, POLICY DEPARTMENT
Marga Sanz, George Maridis, Veronika Kubenova, Elsa Pereau STRUCTURAL AND COHESION POLICIES
Structural & Cohesion Policies with a ProSea: Bopp van Dessel, Tim Haasnoot
dedicated research service. Secoterg, France: Yvon Le Roy
As a Policy Department we do our own FishFix: Lisa Borges
research but also contract external
experts to deliver studies and briefings
for the Committees.
Training of Fishers

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IP/B/PECH/IC/2017-045
Training and certification of fishers
PE 617.484 July 2018
relating to health, safety, and
sustainability on board in different
Member States

A study commissioned by the


Committee on Fisheries
MAIN
ABSTRACT FOCUS ON
CONCLUSIONS

• There is a need to improve the There is no single EU standard for the The study aims to compare the
attractiveness of the industry for young training and certification of fishers practices and standards for the training
people in the EU by developing relating to health and safety on board. and certification of fishers in different
professional fishing qualifications Member States (MS). It highlights the
recognized across the EU. Member State safety training and divergence between MS and the
certification requirements for fishers are complexity and risks that this generates.
• There is a need for a common EU complicated and vary significantly
standard for the training and between Member States. Conclusions recommend to enhance
certification with effective application . safety awareness on board.
This complexity is an obstacle to the free
• The 1995 International Convention on movement of fishers and it makes it
Training, Certification and harder to comply with statutory training
Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel and certification requirements. It may be
Personnel (STCW-F) is considered the contributing to illegal labour, and worker
most relevant standard. However, exploitation in the fishing sector.
STCW-F generally applies to vessels of Comments on this study are welcome at:
over 24 metres.
poldep-cohesion@europarl.europa.eu
• In the event that STCW-F is adopted by
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The full study is available here:


http://bit.ly/617-484