2023 Research Projects and Reports

WorkplaceNL approved research funding for the following research project; findings from the research will be posted when available:

  • Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation – Evaluate the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) and personal location beacons (PLBs) with Newfoundland and Labrador fish harvesters. This research, in part, supports a project organized by industry partners who are providing PLBs to fish harvesters throughout the province at a reduced cost by subsidizing the purchase price. Research funding will support assessing the rate of PFD and PLB use, as well as factors that may influence their use. Funding will also support determining the short- and long-term response and effectiveness of the ongoing PLB distribution project.