Three Pillars of Amendments to Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations
Transport Canada is in the process of amending the Small Vessel Inspection Regulations in an effort to stymie the number of accidents on fishing vessels, which resulted into 16 deaths three years ago, making the commercial fishery the most dangerous occupation in Canada.
The department has three objectives in mind to achieve this end: safe operating procedures, safety equipment and stability requirements.
Safe Operating Procedures
New provisions would require all small fishing vessels to ...