Fishing Industry Practices Survey for Fishermen

We invite you to complete this survey which should take approximately 10 minutes or less depending on whether you choose to answer all questions.  The information from this survey will be strictly confidential and it is designed to be anonymous and to give the Working Group an idea of what the views of the Commercial Fishermen are and of the public opinon in relation to Commercial Fisherman's safety, training and employment. 
1. Are you a fisherman?
2. Is your partner or family member a fisherman?
3. Are you a member of the public?
4. What is your age?
5. What is your gender?
6. What is your nationality?
7. Where is your location?
8. Are you an employee?
9. Are you a share fisherman?
10. What type of vessel are you working on?
11. What type of fishery are you working in?
12. Is your vessel greater or less than 15 metres?
13. How many years have you been at sea?
14. Do you have any Certificates of Competency? If yes, please list. 
15. If you are a fishermen, do you always wear your Personal Flotation Device when at sea? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop your answer to the right hand box.
    • Very Likely
    • Likely
    • Unlikely
    • Highly unlikely


    1234
    Very Likely
    Likely
    Unlikely
    Highly unlikely
    16. Where do you stow your lifejacket when you are not wearing it?
    17. How frequently do you check your lifejacket before donning it?
    18. If you use an outboard motor on your boat, do you always use a kill switch?
    19. Do you maintain your own outboard motor? Or do you have it maintained by an approved agent?
    20. As a fisherman do you understand the principles of stability and how it affects your safety? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop your answer to the right hand box. 
      • Have no knowledge of vessel stability principles
      • Have some knowledge of vessel stability principles
      • Have competent knowledge of vessel stability principles


      123
      Have no knowledge of vessel stability principles
      Have some knowledge of vessel stability principles
      Have competent knowledge of vessel stability principles
      21. Do you always carry and check your life Saving appliances during fishing operations? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
        • Never
        • Sometimes
        • All the time


        123
        Never
        Sometimes
        All the time
        22. Do you complete monthly safety drills onboard your boat?  Does all the crew participate in a committed manner?
        23. Do you feel that fatigue is a factor in safety at sea? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
          • Strongly Agree
          • Agree
          • Neutral
          • Disagree
          • Strongly Disagree


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          Strongly Agree
          Agree
          Neutral
          Disagree
          Strongly Disagree
          24. Do you feel that the work practices on your boat are routine and keep you safe?
          25. How concerned/conscious are you about safety issues when carrying out your day to day work on board vessels? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
            • I am not concerned at all
            • I have some concerns
            • I am concerned
            • I am very concerned


            1234
            I am not concerned at all
            I have some concerns
            I am concerned
            I am very concerned
            26. Do you believe that occasional safety at sea announcements targeted at fishermen e.g. tv, radio would make any difference to rates of fatalities/injuries in the fishing industry?
            27. How likely are you to access safety information online? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
              • Not all
              • Sometimes
              • Absolutely


              123
              Not all
              Sometimes
              Absolutely
              28. If you are a fishermen, can you swim? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box.
                • Unable to swim
                • Moderate Swimmer
                • Competent Swimmer


                123
                Unable to swim
                Moderate Swimmer
                Competent Swimmer
                29. Have you ever towed ashore during your career at sea?
                30. Have you ever been rescued during your career at sea?
                31. What single change would you make (if any) to existing safety procedures on board vessels? Give details. 
                32. How do you rate safety in the Commercial Fishing Industry? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                  • Not safe at all
                  • Reasonably Safe
                  • Very Safe


                  123
                  Not safe at all
                  Reasonably Safe
                  Very Safe
                  33. Do you read the Marine Casualty Investigation Board Reports on fishing vessel incidents? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop your answer to the right hand box. 
                    • Never
                    • Sometimes
                    • All the time


                    123
                    Never
                    Sometimes
                    All the time
                    34. Are the MCIB reports of value in informing your role in the industry?  Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box.
                      • No
                      • Sometimes
                      • Yes


                      123
                      No
                      Sometimes
                      Yes
                      35. Do you feel that life saving appliances are properly designed for their purposes? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box.
                        • No, the appliances are not properly designed for their purpose
                        • Some of the appliances are properly designed for their purpose
                        • Yes, the appliances are properly designed for their purpose


                        123
                        No, the appliances are not properly designed for their purpose
                        Some of the appliances are properly designed for their purpose
                        Yes, the appliances are properly designed for their purpose
                        36. Please comment on your answer to question 35.
                        37. Do you feel that the regulatory framework supports a safety culture in the industry? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop to the right hand box.
                          • No, the framework does not support a safety culture within the industry
                          • The framework partly supports the safety culture within the industry
                          • Yes, the framework supports a safety culture within the industry


                          123
                          No, the framework does not support a safety culture within the industry
                          The framework partly supports the safety culture within the industry
                          Yes, the framework supports a safety culture within the industry
                          38. How important do you feel training is in preventing drownings at sea? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                            • Not important
                            • Somewhat important
                            • Very important


                            123
                            Not important
                            Somewhat important
                            Very important
                            39. Do you feel that the training you have done is adequate for your safety at sea? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                              • Training is not adequate at all
                              • Training is somewhat adequate
                              • Training is very adequate


                              123
                              Training is not adequate at all
                              Training is somewhat adequate
                              Training is very adequate
                              40. Please comment on your answer to question no. 39.
                              41. In Iceland, personal survival training is done at sea; should it done in the sea in Ireland?  Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                                • None of the training should be carried out at sea
                                • Some of the training should be carried out at sea
                                • All of the training should be carried out at sea


                                123
                                None of the training should be carried out at sea
                                Some of the training should be carried out at sea
                                All of the training should be carried out at sea
                                42. Do you feel that the cost of safety should be an integral part of fishing at sea? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                                  • No, the cost of safety should not be an integral part of fishing at sea
                                  • Some the cost of safety should be an integral part of fishing at sea
                                  • Yes, the cost of safety should be an integral part of fishing at sea


                                  123
                                  No, the cost of safety should not be an integral part of fishing at sea
                                  Some the cost of safety should be an integral part of fishing at sea
                                  Yes, the cost of safety should be an integral part of fishing at sea
                                  43. What changes would you like to see in the industry to make it more attractive for new entrants? Select your answer from the left hand box and drag and drop it to the right hand box. 
                                  44. Do you have any comments you would like to make in relation to safety training and employment in the Commercial Fishing Industry?
                                  45. Does stress caused by external factors such as regulations, displacement from traditional fishing grounds, financial issues and personal issues have an impact on your performance in relation to safety matters?