Safety equipment trials – Queensland commercial fishing industry

Globally, commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations. A large number of injuries and fatalities result from vessel capsize or persons falling overboard.

Maritime Safety Queensland conducted a trail of safety equipment in conjunction with the Queensland commercial fishing industry. The trial objective was to:

  • identify opportunities to improve safety and survivability of commercial fishers at sea
  • introduce commercial fishers to new safety technology.

The safety equipment trial was a major success. It has increased the industry’s exposure to new safety technology, encouraged commercial fishers to invest in the new technology, and promoted a safety culture within the industry.

Maritime Safety Queensland is committed to pursuing opportunities to work collaboratively with the commercial fishing sector to establish a safety culture as the accepted benchmark for performance.

Download the safety equipment trial report.

Last updated
23 January 2023