Commercial Fishing Safety: Research Goals

Fishing Safety Research Goals

A close up image of the bow of a salmon purse seine vessel taken at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle, WA

The NIOSH Commercial Fishing Research and Design Program operates as part of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing sector. Accordingly, commercial fishing research projects address the fishing-related goals of the AgFF sector agenda:

Strategic Goal 8 – Fishing Safety

Intermediate Goal 8.1 – Reduce the vessel sinking and fatality rate due to vessel sinking by 50% by 2018
Intermediate Goal 8.2 – Reduce fatal falls overboard events and rates by 50% by 2018.
Intermediate Goal 8.3 – Understand and reduce the number, rate, and severity of hospitalized injury rates by 50% by 2018.
Intermediate Goal 8.4 – Make commercial fishing vessel safety an interagency effort/priority.

Page last reviewed: June 8, 2015