Safety Training and Oceanic Fishing

Poggie, John J. and Pollnac, Richard B. (1997) Safety Training and Oceanic Fishing. Marine Fisheries Review, 59(2), pp. 25-28.

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This paper reports on the cultural adaptation of Atlantic commercial fishermen to the danger of their occupation and efforts to ameliorate that danger through safety training programs. The research is directed towards measuring fishermen's patterns of subjective perceived danger and assessing the impact of safety training on these patterns of thinking. Safety training for commercial fishermen has unique problems owing to a culture that relies heavily on the trivialization or denial of the dangers associated with the work (Binkley, 1995; Poggie et al., 1995, 1996; Pollnac et al., 1995). Hence, understanding the efficacy of various approaches to safety training is important in promoting greater safety at sea, for this understanding will help create the most effective programs.

Item Type: Article
Title: Safety Training and Oceanic Fishing
Personal Creator/Author:
Poggie, John J.
Pollnac, Richard B.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 59
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 25-28
Date: 1997
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9822
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:24
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 14:24

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