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‘On the shoulders of giants:’ New Bedford honors Portuguese fishermen

A ceremony dedicated to Portuguese fishermen lost at sea used the moment to not only remember those who died but also those who lived.

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Safety training is a must for all who go to sea

Don Cuddy, contributing writer to South Coast Today, writes about his experience participating in a Fishing Partnership safety training at UConn’s Avery Point campus in Groton.

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Safety First

Participants in a safety and survival training program offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services with sponsorship from Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn squint into the glare of signal flares Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Avery Point. Participants received training on person-overboard, fire and flares, survival suits, flooding and pump operations, life raft equipment and emergency communications.

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Cape & Plymouth Business Announce This Year’s 40 Under 40 Award Honorees

Shannon Eldredge, Fishing Partnership Support Services Navigator, named one of the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.

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New CDC study underscores the dangers of commercial fishing

Data covering 16 years show the fatality rate for fishermen is 23 times that of all U.S. workers.

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