Duffy Takes the Helm of the FSANS
Above: The Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) has ensured safety posters are prevalent on wharves throughout Nova Scotia as a reminder for fishermen to work safely. FSANS PHOTOS
EPIRB Registration, New Mobile Training Unit and Recognition of Safety Champions on Radar
COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS) from continuing its work to help make the fishing industry more safety conscious and aware.
While the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fishing Industry Participants Working to Help Their Own
When Stewart Franck began working with the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS), he said seeing a fisherman wearing a personal flotation device was a rare thing.
Now, five years after getting the conversation going about implementing safe fishing practices in the commercial fishing industry, it is the opposite.
“It’s at the point now that fishers that don’t wear the PFDs are in the minority,” said Franck, the executive director of FSANS.
When asked how the ...