Safety level


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.

In 2020, 271 workers were injured in the industry, which works out to 1.73% 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.

Use the resources below to learn more about preventing injuries in the fishing industry:

Partners in Fishing Safety:

Stories of tragedy:

Other resources:

In their own words

Captains across Nova Scotia share their safety stories. 

View more videos