Safety level

The fishing and fish processing industry is a significant part of Nova Scotia’s economy – and is among the most dangerous. Each year, Nova Scotians are injured growing, harvesting, and processing fish yearly.

The following workplace hazards are common in the fishing and fish processing industry:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Entanglement and drowning
  • Cuts from knives and machinery
  • Chemical hazards
  • Noise exposure

Use the OH&S Risk Mapping Tool for injury prevention to identify and mitigate these risks.

Partners in Fishing Safety:

Stories of tragedy:

Other resources:

In their own words

Captains across Nova Scotia share their safety stories. 

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