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Check this space often for important news and announcements from Fishing Partnership Support Services.

A safety training exercise that every fisherman “needs to know”

The Standard Times reports on how the lifesaving safety and survival trainings teach commercial fishermen how to react to dangerous situations and medical emergencies at sea.

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Fishing Partnership honors Governor, Massport CEO

On September 14, 2017, Governor Charlie Baker and Massachusetts Port Authority Chief Executive Officer Tom Glynn were honored in Boston as part of the recent 20th anniversary celebration for an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to commercial fishermen and their families. Fishing Partnership Support Services conferred its first-ever “Finest Kind” awards on Baker and Glynn during a gala titled “Miracles at Sea,” a reference to the critical services the Partnership furnishes to men and women employed in one of the world’s most dangerous industries.

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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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