As you are aware, the Commercial Fishing Incident Database (CFID) “is a surveillance system managed by [the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)] to collect information on fatalities and vessel disasters that occur in the US fishing industry.” The database “contains over 100 variables for each fatality” and goes back at least to the year 2000.

The database allows NIOSH enables the government to ask questions such as, “Where are the most hazardous fisheries?” “What are the worst problems?” “What causes fatalities in hazardous fisheries?” and “Where will prevention efforts be most effective?”

Our FOIA request 📄 seeks full copy of the database, minus fields containing personally-identifiable information. It also seeks all relevant database documentation.

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