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A Decade of Promoting Safety in Nova Scotia’s Fishery

The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020. “We’re hoping to incorporate the 10th year anniversary into a few events throughout the year, including Splashes of Safety, but right now because of COVID-19 everything has kind of hit a pause,” said Matthew Duffy, safety advisor for the FSANS. He said once the COVID-19 all-clear comes, the FSANS plans to conduct man overboard drills during the spring along the Eastern Shore, all ...

Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia: Looking Back on 10 Years of Growth

Above: On the morning of Splashes of Safety 2019, the Are You READY team hosted a safety demonstration at the Shad Bay Wharf with Captain Keith Colburn of Deadliest Catch. Pictured from left to right: Capt. Danny O’Neill, Capt. Keith Colburn, Derek Fitzgerald, Matthew Duffy and Tommy Harper.   It may be hard to believe, but January 2020 marked 10 years in existence for the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS). After 10 years of working with the fishing ...

Awards Handed Out at Splashes of Safety Gala

Above Photo: Captain Keith Colburn addressing the attendees at the Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27.   Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry was celebrated and recognized at the second annual Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27. Organized by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS), well-known Deadliest Catch star Captain Keith Colburn of the F/V Wizard was the guest speaker for the ...

Another Deadliest Catch Captain to Headline Splashes of Safety Gala

Above photo: Captain Keith Colburn shared stories of the Bering Sea with Splashes of Safety guests in 2018. This year Deadliest Catch star Captain Casey McManus of the F/V Cornelia Marie will be the guest speaker for the evening. Contributed Photo Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry will be celebrated and recognized at the second annual Splashes of Safety gala at the Westin Hotel in Halifax on Sept. 27. Organized by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia ...

N.S. Fisheries, Trucking Safety Associations Partner on New Initiative

The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) and the Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association have partnered on a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of back injuries in the workplace. The back injury prevention program was rolled out this spring with a television commercial to raise awareness and to divert people to make the call or check out the FSANS website about it. “The trucking and fishing industries are intertwined,” said Matt Duffy, safety advisor for the ...

Organizations Assist in Making Vessel Safety Compliance Easier

Above: Participants listen to the presenters at the Safety at Sea: a Wave of Change seminar at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition in Yarmouth on Jan. 25. Kathy Johnson photo Between the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia and Transport Canada, efforts are being made easier for mariners to ensure they are complying with the new federal regulations that came into effect in July 2017. While that was the main message at the Safety at Sea: A Wave of Change seminar at the ...

N.S. Fishing Safety Excellence to be Recognized

Safety excellence in the Nova Scotia fishing industry will be being celebrated at the first annual Splashes of Safety awards dinner and fundraiser on Sept. 28 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax. Presented by the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia, DSS Marine and FitzWright Survival, Captain Keith Colburn from the television show, Deadliest Catch, will be guest speaker for the evening. Captain of the Wizard, the largest vessel in the Deadliest Catch fleet, Colburn will speak ...