The purpose of the Voluntary Guidelines is to provide a general guidance on safe practices for the design, construction and equipment of smaller fishing vessels. Nevertheless, discretion should be exercised in using provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines for the purpose of framing national safety requirements when local weather and sea conditions and special operational requirements should be given particular consideration. Furthermore, attention is drawn to Part A of the FAO/ILO/IMO Code of Safety for Fishermen and Fishing Vessels, 2005.
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