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Fishing Vessel Safety Designate Program Now Live!

December 14, 2023
The Fishing Vessel Safety Designate (FVSD) Program delivered by the NL Fish Harvester Safety Association is now LIVE online! Not only is the Program FREE for participants, but the first 1,000 fish harvesters to complete the training will receive a Personal Locator Beacon valued at $500! These PLBs have been made available in partnership by the FFAW, FRC, PFHCB, and NLFHSA. 
Full details on the FVSD Program and registration are available the NLFHSA website:
Developed in collaboration with hundreds of fish harvesters across Newfoundland and Labrador, the FVSD Program is relevant to fishing vessels and crew of all sizes.
– The Program consists of 12 modules that participants can move through at their own pace
– Modules are fully accessible 24/7 on the device of your choice – computer, tablet, or cell phone
– Participants are tested at the end of each module and a score of 80%+ is needed to complete BUT participants can retake module tests
– Earn 5 land-based education credits with completion
– The NLFHSA has established a service desk for inquiries and assistance at their office
 DID YOU KNOW that once registered, PLBs can also be used as a safety device on land, for example, taken on back country expeditions where cell phone service is limited!