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Fishing safety demonstration Aug. 18 in Wedgeport aimed at raising awareness

Prior to the 7 p.m. tournament boat send-off Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, a local fishing crew will participate in an emergency safety drill and life-raft demonstration. This demonstration will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wedgeport Breakwater Wharf. Safety demonstrations such as this are part of an ongoing initiative to raise awareness of the importance of fishing safety, including training, emergency preparedness and having proper safety equipment onboard. Earlier this year, Fishing Safety Now, a plan by and for Nova Scotia’s fishing industry was launched Read the rest here 09:00

Work on fishing safety needed

It’s been well documented that commercial fishing can be deadly. In the past five years, more than 30 fishermen have died on the job in this province, according to the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia. From 2007 to 2010, Nova Scotia had slightly less than half of the country’s fatal fishing incidents at sea. continued