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Document ID (ISN)105073
CIS number 06-586
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Canals Pol-Lina M.L., Sala Barbany J., Sanz Gallén P., Nogué Xarau S., Perdomo Segura M.A.
Title Occupational risks: Marine animal injuries in coastal fishermen of a Mediterranean area of Spain
Original title Riesgos laborales: lesiones por animales marinos en pescadores de bajura del Mediterráneo español [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2004, Vol.4, No.2, p.106-111. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract This questionnaire survey examined the risk of injury from marine animals among coastal fishermen in Tarragona, Spain. Information on age, type of fishing, animals that caused injury, treatment and use of protective measures was collected from 111 fishermen with at least one year's experience. 58.6% of the participants reported injuries with marine animals, especially Scorpaena scorfa and porcus (66.1%) and Trachinus draco (58.5%). Most frequent treatments were local (ammonia) and only 29.2% consumed medicine from the first-aid kit. 6% reported important consequences of the injuries. Only 13.5% of the participants used protective equipment. It is concluded that preventive measures need to be implemented to reduce the risk of injury among fishermen.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; coastal fishing; injuries; animals
Descriptors (secondary) first-aid equipment; personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey; fish
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Animal hazards