Fishing is acknowledged to be the most dangerous and risky occupation in
many parts of the world. Hazards and risks can only be determined after a
detailed analyze and evaluation in order to reduce them to an acceptable level.
In this study, risk assessment of Turkish industrial fishing vessels was argued
and applicability of L type matrix method on industrial fishing sector was
discussed. 110 danger sources belonging to 37 activities were determined for
the risk assessment studies in the fishing vessels. L-type matrix method can
easily be used in the fishing sector by its simple and understandable
structure, applicability to all sectors, nonemployed engineers in the fishing
vessels and eligibility of fishermen’s education level with this methodology.
In order to determine the safety level of fisheries in Turkey, which is one of
the most hazardous occupation around the world, to develop its current
situation and to increase the awareness of fishermen, national projects must be
conducted by universities and relevant bodies of the state. Workers of the
fishing sector must be informed about risk assessment which is the crucial step
of occupational health and safety and risk assessment must be performed in the
industrial fishing vessels.