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UK ratifies work in fishing convention

18 January 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) has become the 13th member state of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to ratify the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188). The convention sets out regulations that aim to protect the working lives of the more than 38 million people throughout the world who work in the hazardous fishing industry, and covers both large fishing operations and small-scale fisheries. 

The UK’s fishing sector includes more than 6,000 vessels and 12,000 fishers, and the convention will enter into force on 8 January 2020. The other states that have ratified the convention are Angola, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Estonia, France, Lithuania, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, Senegal and South Africa.


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