Commercial fishing is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Governments in Canada have spent decades pushing safety messaging and developing new regulations, and while it appears as though the industry may finally be getting on board, it could still be a long time before we see a reduction in the number of deaths and injuries.

“We're not seeing significant changes right now,” says Ken Potter, a board member with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. “We're seeing some pockets of change, but the statistics don't seem to indicate any dramatic change in safety in the industry.”

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