Interim Executive Director - Matthew Duffy
Born and raised in McGraths Cove, Matthew is no stranger to the fishing industry here in Nova Scotia. While enjoying boating and sport fishing Matthew is also an active member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Graduating from Nova Scotia Community College, Matthew holds a certificate in Occupational Health & Safety. This combined with his knowledge of the fishing industry makes him an excellent fit as the Fisheries Safety Association’s Interim Executive Director. Matthew has set a goal of obtaining his CHSC (Certified Health & Safety Consultant) designation, then moving on to pursuing his CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) designation.
“The best day fishing I’ve ever had was off the coast of Honolulu in 2016. We booked a fishing charter onboard the F/V Sea Hawk. Our expectations were of catching some Mahi Mahi and Skipjack Tuna, a few hours later and I found myself in a battle with a 230lbs, 11ft Blue Marlin! It took about 30 minutes to land the fish, it was an incredible experience – the power & strength of the Blue Marlin was unexplainable. On top of that, we landed twenty-four beautiful Mahi Mahi, it’s a day of fishing I won’t ever forget!”
Safety Advisor - Robin Rose
Robin is a graduate of Occupational Health & Safety at NSCC. She is from a small fishing community in Cape Breton. The majority of Robins family fishes for a living. Robin has also, spent time working in Lobster & Crab processing plants. This is where she gets her strong desire to help keep those working in the Fishing industry Safe and the generations to come.
"The majority of my childhood memories involve the ocean. I grew up spending hours "helping" my dad fix up his lobster traps, catching Jonny crabs with a paint can, a nail, a mackerel and a piece of rope at a near by wharf, and creating cubbies with my friend on the ocean side. Now I get to enjoy doing all of those things with my niece and two nephews."
Administrative Director - Alana Mosher
Brought up on the South Shore, Alana grew up in a forestry family, but as a sports fisher and avid outdoorswoman Alana loves being on the water. After graduating from Maritime Business College with her Paralegal Diploma in 2014, Alana has worked with two of the largest law firms in Atlantic Canada doing everything from Litigation to Commercial Law work. Always being up for a challenge, Alana accepted a term position at the Workers’ Compensation Board in October 2019. Since then, her eyes have opened up to the safety world, and she has brought her knowledge to the Fisheries Safety Association. Because of her outgoing personality, and attention to detail this makes her a great asset to the Team as the Fisheries Safety Association’s Administrative Director. In her position Alana takes care of the day to day admin tasks around the office as well as coordinates various classes and courses with St. John Ambulance and other organizations.