On September 27, the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia hosted its 2nd annual Splashes of Safety Awards ceremony.
Splashes of Safety is an event that celebrates and acknowledges the accomplishments in the Nova Scotia fishing industry all while raising funds that are directly used for Fishing Safety. The award winners, referred to by the organization as ‘Safety Champions’ are nominated by industry and recognized for their efforts in making the Nova Scotia fishing industry a safe industry to work in.
Mersey Seafoods, a member of the Offshore Fishery Association, was awarded the Fishing Safety Award of Excellence at the event. Here’s what the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia had to say about the award, and about Mersey Seafoods.
“Our most prestigious award for the 2nd annual Splashes of Safety is given to an organization based in Liverpool, NS. This organization has been selected for this award as its team has demonstrated continuous commitment to the improvement of safety in the Nova Scotia Fishing Industry. This organization is being recognized for upholding the very best practices towards reducing fishing related workplace injuries and for fostering a safety culture within the industry. This award is recognized to be the highest fishing safety honour given to an organization, partnership or individual. This organization has had a representative apart of the Fisheries Safety Association since its conception that has helped steer the Association down the right path and they have a team of Captains who proudly support their company safety program while at the dock and at sea. In short, they have accomplished incredible milestones in building & upholding their company safety profile through dedicated hard work. The work done by this organization is truly setting the standard for the industry. We are very excited to honour Mersey Seafoods as this year’s recipient of the Fishing Safety Award of Excellence.”
The award was accepted on behalf of Mersey Seafoods by Star Donovan, Mersey’s HR and Safety Manager.
Pictured L-R is Amanda Dedrick, Executive Director, FSANS; Captain Keith Colburn, TV show The Deadliest Catch (guest speaker at the event); Matthew Duffy, Safety Advisor,FSANS, and Star Donovan, HR and Safety Manager, Mersey Seafoods.
For more about the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia, visit their website at https://fisheriessafety.ca/.