Sustainable Fishing Families: Developing industry human capital through health, wellbeing, safety and resilience

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Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus

Principal Investigator:

Tanya King

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1. To improve the health and wellbeing of fishing families by promoting safer and healthier work practices

2. To develop strategies to inform fisher families of appropriate physical and mental health care programs and information, including strategies to address barriers to uptake

3. To provide rigorous research that will raise the profile of the health issues and needs of Australian fishing families, and inform government, industry and health services of specific health issues and needs of, and effective support pathways for, fishing families as distinct from farming families.

4. To develop a targeted, industry-led program that will address the health issues and needs of fishing families based on the proven Sustainable Farm FamiliesTM protocol