Effective today, Fish Safe is pleased to announce a major, new initiative for BC’s commercial fishermen that hopes to encourage even more fishermen to purchase and wear PFDs while working.
Effective today, when fishermen participate in our free, 1 day Safest Catch workshop (click here for details about the Safest Catch) participants will receive a $50 voucher towards the purchase of a PFD of their choice. (Click here for details about the $50 PFD voucher.)
For years the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has emphasized the importance of PFDs. Since 2004 the lack of a PFD has been present in 44% of fishing-related fatalities in British Columbia. Behind stability related incidents, man overboard incidents are tragically the number one killer of commercial fishermen.
Merging practical, vessel based safety training with essential safety equipment – like PFDs – just makes sense. If you fish commercially in BC, spread the good news and register today to qualify to get your $50 PFD voucher!