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Safety At Sea

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many fishermen were lost at sea in each of the past five years.

The information is as follows:

YearTotal accidental deaths on United Kingdom registered fishing vessels
197473*
197529
197631
197725
197845
* Including the 36 fishermen who died on the "GAUL"
Information for 1979 is not yet available.The above figures cover trawlers and inshore boats, and include deaths due to casualties to vessels and fishermen missing at sea. Deaths due to homicide, disease, and known suicides are excluded.