Commercial Fishing Deaths--United States, 2000-2009

Lincoln, J.; Lucas, D.
October 2010
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/6/2010, Vol. 304 Issue 13, p1437
Academic Journal
The article presents a summary of the results of a review of the hazards and risk factors for occupational mortality in the U.S. commercial fishing industry from 2000 to 2009. The majority of the 504 commercial fishing deaths occurred after a vessel disaster. The regions where commercial fishing deaths occurred include the Alaska region, in the Northeast, in the Mid- and South Atlantic, and in the Gulf of Mexico. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) editorial note on the report is also presented.


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