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Safety At Sea

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in US. With about 26,000 jobs generated from fishing in Maine, it is vital that fishermen are trained in how to respond to crises while at sea. WLBZ 2 features our recent safety training in Jonesport, where fishermen had hands-on training on how to get onto life rafts while in survival suits and properly signal for help.

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Fishermen get safety and survival training in Jonesport

Fox 22 in Bangor, Maine highlights our safety training in Jonesport that helped educate fishermen on how to survive accidents and emergencies at sea.

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Fishermen Suit up for Survival Training

WABI TV5 spotlights the importance for fishermen to take safety and survival trainings so they know how to react to dangerous situations at sea.

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State’s fishing fleet confronts an opioid problem

The Boston Globe reports on how the opioid epidemic is affecting the fishing community and the importance of training fishermen how to use Narcan.

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Reality check for commercial fishermen

The Martha’s Vineyard Times featured our first safety training on Martha’s Vineyard and how important it is for fishermen to be trained in how to properly respond to dangers while out on the water.

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