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FFAW-Unifor statement on tragic loss of three fish harvesters

June 23, 2015

On behalf of the FFAW Executive and membership, we would like to continue to extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends and communities affected by the loss of three of our fellow fish harvesters in Placentia Bay.

Events such as what occurred in Placentia Bay remind us all of the serious risks faced by harvesters, and how unforgiving our waters can be. This great loss is a solemn reminder that fish harvesting is among the most dangerous professions.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has publicly indicated its intention to investigate the circumstances surrounding this terrible tragedy. The results of the TSB investigation will help to guide future safety initiatives.

Again, our deepest sympathies go to the families affected by this tragedy.