Fishing is one of the riskiest occupation in the world, especially so for the small-scale fishers in the Bay of Bengal region. Safety at sea remains at the core of the BOBP-IGO. In this endeavour, BOBP-IGO and FAO explored ways to enhance their collaboration to bring out hands-on interactive solutions for fishers. The BOBP team led by Dr. Krishnan held a discussion today (17 Jan 2022) with Dr. Raymon van Anrooy, Senior Fishery Officer/ Team leader, Fishing Technology and Operations Team (NFIFO) of the FAO. The immediate work plan includes preparation of an interactive training manual on safety at sea for small-scale fisheries, with special focus on engine and boat repair in tropical climates. Taking advantage of evolving technology and internet, such manuals will have demonstration videos, app-based support to reach the masses. Among other areas, the need to evaluate techno-economic performance of artisanal fishing fleet in the region was also highlighted. BOBP-IGO in the recent past had assisted FAO in conducting such studies for global industrial and semi-industrial fishing fleet.