Navigational hazards have become an increasing concern for UFAWU-Unifor with reports of hazards to harvesters seemingly on the rise.
In response to concerns raised by its membership, UFAWU-Unifor has implemented a survey aimed at investigating the dangerous problem of missing or non-functioning navigational aids in B.C. waters.
This simple survey asks commercial fish harvesters (both UFAWU-Unifor members and non-members) to report any and all navigational hazards they encounter on the water.
Navigational hazards could include down-weather stations, radio dead zones, or out-of-commission weather buoys. However, any navigational hazard relevant to fishermen is encouraged to be reported.
The inclusion of personal contact information on the survey is encouraged but not required. This information will only be used for follow-up, if necessary.
Reports will be shared with the appropriate government officials — such as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and DFO.