The health of fishermen in the catching sector of the fishing industry: a gap analysis.

@article{Matheson2001TheHO,
  title={The health of fishermen in the catching sector of the fishing industry: a gap analysis.},
  author={Catriona I Matheson and Sarah Morrison and Elizabeth Murphy and Thane Lawrie and Lewis Ritchie and Christine Bond},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={305-11}
}
Offshore fishing is a sizeable industry in the UK and it is one of the most dangerous occupations. Long hours, extreme weather and working with heavy machinery contribute to a high mortality rate in fishermen. Despite a long-standing acknowledgement of the dangers and high mortality associated with fishing, there has been little research in this field. Although there have been developments within the industry in terms of safety, there has been little emphasis on the relationship between health… CONTINUE READING

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