Drills and Documenting with Fish Safe NS
As the lobster season is about to kick off in southwest Nova Scotia, Fish Safe NS wants people to know that it is important for fishing vessels to not only perform regular safety drills, but also routinely document them.
According to the executive director of Fish Safe NS, Dylan Buchanan, Transport Canada is seeking to ensure vessels not only have safety plans in place but that they are documented and practiced. An easy way to keep all this information in place, said Buchanan, is to utilize ...
Collaborating and Educating With Fish Safe NS
Linda Corkum, Fish Safe NS’s newest Executive Director, recently shared her priorities for the organization in 2023.
Fish Safe NS is a safety organization with a mission “To inspire a strong safety culture for the N.S. seafood industry through collaboration, education and promotion.”
Coming into her new job, she had to think about how to best collaborate, educate and promote safety in the industry.
“I was trying to kick off the new year, if you will, with thinking about the ...
Splashes of Safety – Fish Safe NS
On September 16, Fish Safe NS held our third annual Splashes of Safety awards dinner.
Joined by guests from all sectors of Nova Scotia’s seafood industry, marine suppliers and government representatives, we celebrated safety excellence.
Four awards were presented to deserving and hard-working safety champions of the industry, which you can view on the next page. Our Board of Directors, staff and distinguished guests enjoyed an evening of delicious seafood, comedy, music and dancing. We ...
Why We Need to Refocus on Being Safe at Sea
Measuring the true cost of not being safe at sea is not an easy task.
There are many factors to consider, but I can tell you when you do calculate the total cost the answer every time is that it’s too much.
Since December 2020, eight fish harvesters have died in Nova Scotia.
The entire crew of the F/V Chief William Saulis, the captain of the F/V Miss Janet and most recently a crew member from the F/V Mucktown Girl.
I don’t know about you, but reflecting on those statistics gives ...
Fish Safe NS Adds Mobile Training Unit and New Programs
Above: Fish Safe NS has added a mobile training unit to its tool chest for promotion and support of all things safety in the Nova Scotia fishing industry. The mobile training is used when Fish Safe NS is doing wharf visits and man overboard drills. Contributed
Splashes of Safety Celebration Returning in 2022 After a Two-Year Absence
A mobile training unit, a new Safety Equipment and Training Subsidy Program and a mental health and wellness initiative have been rolled ...
This Lobster Season, Just Wear a PFD
Above: Capt. Andrew Titus of Mersey Seafoods sporting his personal floatation device dockside, October 2021. Contributed photo
The preparation is over and Nova Scotia’s two largest lobster fishing areas’ (LFAs 33/34) captains and crews are now catching the prized crustaceans.
For months, fishermen have been fixing gear, getting life rafts inspected, doing oil changes, arranging for bait and so much more to what some say is an endless list of things to do before the traps ...