Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) and Recommendation, 2007 (No. 199)

In 2007, the 96th Session of the International Labour Conference adopted the C188 Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 and R199 Work in Fishing Recommendation, 2007. The Convention and Recommendation revise five of the seven existing ILO that specifically concern the fishing sector. They address such matters as minimum age for work on a fishing vessel, medical standards, work agreements, occupational safety & health, and social security.

The Convention will enter into force 12 months after the date on which the ratifications of ten Members, eight of which are coastal States, have been registered with the Director-General.

Additional resources

Four Resolutions concerning the fishing sector that the Conference adopted when it adopted the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 and Recommendation, 2007