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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

Nova Scotia Fishing industry concerned about plans for undersea coal mine

The mine could create as many as 300 direct mining jobs, and the undersea  facility is believed to have enough coal to remain operational for at least 50  years. However, local fishermen are concerned that the method used to transport the  coal may kill their local industry. Last year, Xstrata revealed it planned to  transport the coal via barges, which would traverse local fishing grounds, to  waiting ships.  Read more