If you are a BC commercial fisherman, this is your home for safety training and emergency preparedness
Fish Safe’s mission is simply this: To give BC’s commercial fishermen the knowledge and tools to come home safely - season after season.
It’s with gratitude and excitement that Fish Safe now prepares for increased activity on a national scale with the support of Transport Canada and its funding of our “Safest Catch Initiative” a program that uses qualified commercial fishermen to help other fishermen take ownership of safety onboard their own vessels.
Apparently, a fishing net tangled in the vessel's propeller may have resulted in loss of power and eventual drifting onto the rocks.
Fish Safe will be available in 2016 once again to assist BC commercial fishermen apply for the Canada-BC Jobs Grant - just give us a call and ask for Ryan!
The hug says it all. If you believe surviving a marine emergency is simply a question of luck, you must read this great story.
Fish Safe is NOT WorkSafeBC. We are fishermen helping fishermen to come home safely. We can also help you meet compliance requirements - WorkSafe's and Transport Canada's - to help ensure your fishing operation runs smoothly and without disruption.
Saturday's herring sale saw people lining up before 5 am for 50 - 60 tonnes of freshly caught herring in Steveston. Since 2011 approximately $350,000 has now been raised via the Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer charity.
Whether it’s a fire or flooding emergency, bad stuff can happen in a hurry out on the water. Read how a commercial fisherman’s preparation for an emergency before an actual disaster occurred helped save the day.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 10th. 9 am - 1 pm. Free lunch for all who RSVP!
RSVP by calling the Fish Safe office at 604.261.9700 or emailing Fish Safe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Safely on the Fraser River is the result of some close calls during a foggy chum fishery on the Fraser River in 2013. The main goal is to address collision avoidance for all marine users on the Fraser River.