Marine fisheries is one of the riskiest occupations in the world with over 100,000 deaths annually. However, systematic accident reporting remains a challenge, especially in developing countries and the small-scale fisheries sector such as the Bay of Bengal region.
BOBP-IGO and FishSafety Foundation (FSF) have entered into an MOU to develop an AI-enabled accident data management system for improving the status of accident reporting in the marine fisheries sector in this region. The collaboration would aid in building regional capacity for ensuring that incidents are diligently recorded, analyzed, and used as a basis for preventive measures in the future.
FSF, is an international non-profit organization based in New Zealand, which works with FAO, IMO, ILO, and other international inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.