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Maine fishermen hooked on Obamacare, but now benefits are threatened

The Portland Press Herald reports on how thousands of lobstermen and people in the fishing industries in Maine could lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

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Wanted: Lobstermen willing to try out life vests

The Portland Press Herald reports on the work being done by Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety and Fishing Partnership to design life jackets tailored to the lobster industry.

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Group offers aid to Wellfleet shellfishermen

The Cape Cod Times reports on Fishing Partnership Support Services meeting with Wellfleet shellfishermen who need help after closure of harbor beds.

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Provincetown Community Television features Fishing Partnership Support Services

Provincetown Community Television recently caught up with the Fishing Partnership Support Services at the free safety trainings in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The PCT report also highlighted Partnership’s good work in helping fishermen enroll in health coverage.

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Man who died after falling from lobster boat off Jonesport identified

As highlighted by the Portland Press Herald, fisherman have one of the most dangerous jobs. In the Northeast, the numbers show it’s even more dangerous – partly because of the temperatures and the large numbers of fishermen going out everyday.

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