Safety and Seamanship for Fish Harvesters: Development of a Multimedia Video Resource

Lay Summary 

The International Maritime Organization has noted that the fishing industry is one of the world's most dangerous occupations. In 2006, 68% of all Search and Rescue incidents in Newfoundland waters were in response to distress signals from fishers. During that year the fishing industry also experienced 14 fatalities. In late February 2007, CCFI coordinated a Fisheries Vessel Safety Workshop in Gander that was attended by major stakeholders in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry. One of the key recommendations of this workshop was that a DVD be completed to promote safe practices in the fishing industry. Following this recommendation, CCFI developed a proposal to engage the services of School of Fisheries of the Marine Institute and DELT of Memorial University to produce the DVD on safety at sea.

Topics will include: Occupational Health and Safety, Marine Emergency Preparedness, Safety and Seamanship, and Safety and Vessel Stability.

School of Fisheries
Division of Degree Studies & Rsrch
Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources
Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
Professional Fish Harvesters' Certification Board
CCFI Project: H-2009-02
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Safety training
Industry Sectors 
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
Start date 
1 Jan 2009