Redesigning the “M.V. PLALUNG 1” to serve as model fishing boat complying with C188
Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
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Fisheries is among the top professions that generates big revenues for people engaged in the sector. However, in many cases, the crew and fishers working onboard fishing vessels encounter some difficulties at sea, including minimal safety, inadequate working and living conditions, as well as health and sanitation concerns. To provide a global framework for providing fishers and fishing crews decent working conditions onboard fishing vessels, the Work in Fishing Convention (C188) was adopted during the 96th International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2007, and came into force on 16 November 2017. Targeting all fishers and fishing vessels engaged in commercial fishing operations, C188 established the minimum requirements for work on board, conditions of service, accommodation and food, occupational safety and health protection, medical care, and social security.