PFD Work Group

The PDF Work Group grew from the “Changing Commercial Fishing Personal Flotation Use Behavior: What can we learn from efforts to address the most important safety technology adoption challenge of our time?” session at IFISH 5. Here you can find meeting recordings and other materials related to the group.

PFD Work Group September 2021 Meeting

On September 8, 2021, a panel discussion of efforts by the Bristol Bay Reserve (a member owned marine insurance pool) to promote the wearing of PFDs among fishermen within the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The panel, comprised of representatives from Bristol Bay Reserve and fishery participants, described the fishery, the hazards within the fishery, and discuss the role of vessel insurance as a way to promote PFD use across a wide array of vessel operators and crew. You can view the agenda and watch the recording of the meeting below.

PFD Work Group June 2021 Meeting

On June 2, 2021, the PFD Work Group met to discuss FishSafe’s efforts to promote PFDs among British Columbia commercial fishing industry. You can view the agenda and watch the recording of the meeting below.

PFD Work Group March 2021 Meeting

On March 3, 2021, the PFD Work Group met to discuss recent research on personal locator devices. You can view the agenda and watch the recording of the meeting below.

PFD Work Group December 2020 Meeting

The group met on December 2, 2020 and discussed RNLI’s Fishermen’s Water Experience event. Here is a link to the presentation slides.