Indigenous fishermen to test internet in Maritime waters – CBC

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Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness project launches this fall across Canada

May 23, 2018

Indigenous fishermen in the Maritimes are getting ready to test the internet at sea this fall.

It’s part of a Transport Canada pilot project that will provide fishing vessels with web-based data on weather, vessel traffic and other information.

The Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative is being installed on selected boats across the country, including up to 30 Indigenous fishing boats under the Truro-based Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council.

“You’ll have a fair amount of information that is provided to the vessel itself that the captain would click on to find out what’s the weather like, what’s the bottom look like, what’s the buoy markers and so forth,” said Roger Hunka, the council’s director. “You’ll have a range of information.”

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