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TSB: Panel discussion – Fishing while impaired: a risky mix

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2019175 Views

Rimouski, Quebec, 6 February 2019 – On 7 February, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Quebec Fishing Vessel Safety will host a panel discussion on fatigue and the consumption of alcohol and drugs during commercial fishing operations.Although mostly conducted in French, the discussion will be facilitated in both official languages and will be live webcast at

Anyone interested can participate in the question periods by teleconference (toll-free: 1-866-805-7923; access code: 6283969#), or submit questions or comments via Twitter @TSBCanada


Thursday, 7 February 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time


  • Denis Bélanger, moderator and marine inspector, Transport Canada
  • Alain Arseneau, lobster fisherman, Ȋles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Johanne Basque, director, fisheries management and elected councillor, Gespeg Micmac Nation, Gaspé
  • Tom Brocklehurst, director, Prevention Practices & Quality, WorkSafeBC
  • Michel Castonguay, expert, fisheries and vessels, Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (Québec)
  • Vincent Dupuis, shrimp fisherman, Gaspésie’s North Shore
  • Capt. Christopher Hearn, director, Center for Marine Simulation, Memorial University of Newfoundland Terre-Neuve
  • Line Laroche, manager, Marine Operations, Central Region, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
  • Annie Larouche, senior marine inspector, Transport Canada
  • Bruce Logan, occupational safety officer, Prevention Field Services, WorkSafeBC

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053


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