The fishing and fish processing industry is one of the most dangerous in Nova Scotia. Every year, hundreds of Nova Scotians are injured growing, harvesting, and processing fish.
Since 2007, 36 people have died working in Nova Scotia’s commercial fisheries. In 2013 alone, there were eight deaths; three more fishermen died at work in both 2014 and 2015.
In 2016, 90 workers were injured in the industry, which works out to 1.7% of total workplace injuries.
Workplace injury has tragic human and financial consequences. That’s why we’re working together with our partners to change the culture in this industry.
Below are resources to help everyone in these industries stay safe.
Safe at Sea Alliance
Fishing Safety Facebook page
Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia
Processing Safe: Quick Facts Safety Sheet for Seafood
Fishing Safe: Quick-Facts Safety Sheet for the Commercial Fishing Sector
WorkSafeBC Safety at Work: Commercial Fishing
Heather Crout: A painter uses her art help create a culture of safety in memory of her fisherman husband by Jon Tattrie
Lewis D’Entremont’s story
Gerry Blackburn’s story