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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Marine Board. Committee on Fishing Vessel Safety.

Title Fishing vessel safety : blueprint for a national program / Committee on Fishing Vessel Safety, Marine Board, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""FISHING VESSEL SAFETY""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""BACKGROUND""; ""COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP""; ""SCOPE OF STUDY""; ""STUDY METHOD""; ""REPORT ORGANIZATION""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""WHAT ARE THE SAFETY PROBLEMS?""; ""CAN SAFETY BE IMPROVED?""; ""1 The Need for New Approaches to Fishing Vessel Safety""; ""COMMERCIAL FISHING ACCIDENTS""; ""Vessels and Lives Lost""; ""Personal Injuries""; ""Defining the Population at Risk and Determining Who Is Responsible""; ""PRIOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS""; ""Federal Safety Programs""
""Alternative 1: Establish a Comprehensive Statistical Data Collection, Analysis, and Utilization Program""""Alternative 2: Require Vessel Registration""; ""Alternative 3: Require Professional Registration""; ""SUMMARY""; ""4 The Fishing Vessels""; ""THE VESSEL AS AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM""; ""Vessel Characteristics as a Safety Issue""; ""NATURE AND CAUSES OF FISHING VESSEL SAFETY PROBLEMS""; ""Vessel Casualties""; ""Flooding and Foundering (Sinking)""; ""Capsizings""; ""Fires and Explosions""; ""Groundings""; ""Collisions (Including Allisions)""; ""Material Failures""
""Casualty Distribution by Vessel Length""""Casualty Distribution by Vessel Type and Usage""; ""Causes of Vessel Casualties""; ""Search and Rescue Data""; ""Vessel Casualty Rates""; ""Distribution of Search and Rescue Cases""; ""Differences in Vessel Casualty Rates""; ""FATALITIES""; ""Fatality Rates""; ""Proportional Mortality Rates""; ""Relationship of Fatalities to Survival Equipment""; ""PERSONAL INJURIES""; ""HUMAN FACTORS DATA""; ""STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SAFETY DATA""; ""Improving Safety Data""
""Federal Regulation and Compliance""""Industry Safety Programs""; ""International and Foreign Government Safety Activities""; ""SAFETY AS A TOTAL CONCEPT""; ""Establishing a Direction""; ""Safety Program Infrastructure""; ""Monitoring and Evaluating Safety Performance""; ""SUMMARY""; ""2 Commercial Fishing: An Industry Overview""; ""FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS AND FISHERMEN""; ""The Vessels""; ""Vessel Technology""; ""Commercial Fishermen""; ""Culture and Social Organization""; ""Fishermen as Participants in the Labor Market""; ""The Working Conditions""
""U.S. LAWS AFFECTING COMMERCIAL FISHING""""Fisheries Management""; ""Legal Liability""; ""REGIONAL FISHERIES""; ""North Atlantic Region""; ""South Atlantic Region""; ""The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region""; ""Great Lakes and Inland Fisheries""; ""West Coast Region""; ""Distant-Water Fleet""; ""Alaska Region""; ""SUMMARY""; ""3 The Commercial Fishing Safety Record""; ""DATA FOR ASSESSING FISHING INDUSTRY VESSEL SAFETY""; ""Fishing Fleet and Work Force Data""; ""Casualty Data""; ""VESSEL CASUALTIES""; ""Nature of Vessel Casualties""; ""Regional Distribution of Vessel Casualties""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-170) and index
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Subject Fisheries -- Safety regulations -- United States.
Fisheries -- United States -- Safety measures.
Fishing boats -- Safety regulations -- United States.
Fishing boats -- United States -- Safety measures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0309562406 (electronic bk.)
9780309562409 (electronic bk.)