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UK signals commitment to ensure decent work in fishing by ratifying ILO Fishing Convention

Author: International Labour Organization , Published on: 17 January 2019

"UK joins efforts to ensure decent work in the fishing sector", 16 January 2019

The United Kingdom has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188)  with the ILO, marking the first ratification of any Convention in the ILO’s Centenary  year. The United Kingdom, a major actor in the European fishing sector, is the 13th Member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 188. The United Kingdom fishing sector... includes more than 6,000 vessels and 12,000 fishers.

... UK Under Secretary of State for Transport, Nusrat Ghani, [said]... the UK has supported the ILO’s work... to protect and promote fishers’ rights. “Fishing remains one of the most dangerous industries in the UK, which is why I met MPs and industry last year to encourage measures for fishers to be safer at sea. But more can be done,” she added...

Convention No.188 will enter into force for the United Kingdom on 8 January 2020, one year after its ratification...

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