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Fish Safe NS Encouraging PFD Use Ahead Of Dumping Day

By Kevin Northup Nov 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM

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Fish Safe NS reminding lobster fishers to take all precautions before Dumping Day.

Executive Director Matthew Duffy says they’ve been on wharves from Tiverton, Digby County to Eastern Passage over the last few weeks.

He says the biggest topic of conversation are PFD’s.

“I strongly encourage everyone going out to sea this season, that they always wear one. The Department of Labour is enforcing that, it’s the law to wear a personal floatation device in Nova Scotia,” says Duffy.

Duffy says they’re active with the industry, and encourage captains to provide hands-on safety training on vessels.

He says with vessels fully loaded on Dumping Day, it’s especially important for everyone to watch out for each other.

“If you see something, say something because the Captain may have missed it. Inform them if you see something that’s unsafe.”


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