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Sanfilippo to be honored at Sea to Supper Celebration

This Gloucester Daily Times article reports on the Fishing Partnership’s Sea to Supper Celebration honoring Angela Sanfilippo, a long-term advocate for commercial fishermen.

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Honors planned for Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association president

WickedLocal Essex highlights our August 24 Sea to Supper Celebration honoring Angela Sanfilippo in Gloucester, MA.

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Fishermen Push For Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan On Boats

On NPR’s Here & Now, lobsterman, Steve Holler and Fishing Partnership Navigator, Debra Kelsey discuss how the opioid crisis is impacting the fishing industry and how Fishing Partnership is taking steps to prevent overdose deaths at sea.

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In fishermen’s opioid fight, prevention of pain and injury holds a key

Scott Fulmer, a writer on the research staff at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, details the need for more attention to the labor of working people, like fishermen, and how their strenuous physical workload is affecting their lives and the health of their communities.

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Fishermen practice safety skills in Jonesport

The Ellsworth American reports on the safety and survival trainings we held in Jonesport in collaboration with Maine Lobstermen’s Association and highlights the hands-on experience fishermen receive during this free program.

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