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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

Safety plan aims to make Nova Scotia fishing industry safer

The plan, dubbed Fishing Safety Now, was developed by the Safe Sea Alliance- a group composed of fishermen, their families, industry representatives, safety organizations and the government. In total, the group made 33 recommendations aimed at improving fishing safety. But the crux of the plan relies on fishermen themselves doing more to ensure their safety. The plan calls for more education and awareness of safety requirements, more training and safety drills for fishermen and the development of a “safety toolkit”, an easy to use checklist,,, Read the rest here 19:21