and that is different for fishing vessels because.........?
Fishing vessels have an excuse for being relatively static in one place. Sailing vessels tend to be moving from Point A to destination at port B. They don't anchor and lower the swim platform in the middle of the Baltic sea.
Yeah amateur / hobby fishing vessel would do just fine.
But not the professional, registered real fishing vessel, because those are closely monitored for the fishing rights and quotas by all the coastal nations and they track their AIS via satellite 24/7.
And track even with AIS turned off, via coastal radars, patrol ships/planes/helos and radar satellites.
Anyhow, I don't see a sailboat as that bad a choice. Light sailing conditions could cross the same spot twice 2hrs apart, and no one would notice.