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Luis Catala Safety Training Coordinator is featured on The Vineyard Current

Luis Catala, Safety Training Coordinator for Fishing Partnership Support Services speaks about the importance of attending safety training. He notes that many fishermen come back a second or third time to safety training as a refresher, and how he hopes more fishermen are able to attend in the future.

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Fish safety goes global

National Fishermen highlights the International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference, which included discussion on the health and safety of fishermen and evaluating best practices. Fishing Partnership Support Services along with other organizations were one of the Sponsors who helped to make this conference happen.

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Fishing Partnership Offering More Free Safety Training Courses

Cape Cod promotes Free Safety Training offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services. Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety, underscores that this training has properly trained fishermen to deal with emergency situations at sea. It is known to have saved lives as well have prevented serious injuries.

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Fishing Partnership Offering Fishermen Certified Safety Training

Cape Cod Today promotes the Safety and Survival Training offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services to commercial fishermen at no cost.

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Researchers Try To Build A Better Life Jacket To Keep Lobstermen Alive

WBUR News reports on a 16-year study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The study describes how in Massachusetts, fatal falls overboard makeup 22 percent of deaths among commercial fishermen. In every case, the fall becomes fatal because lobstermen are not wearing life jackets. This article dives into why lobstermen are not wearing their life jackets on board.

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Deadliest catch: Free training gives fishermen lifesaving skills

The New Bedford Standard-Times and South Coast Today write about the Fishing Partnership safety and survival training at the UMass Dartmouth campus in New Bedford. Ed Dennehy, Fishing Partnership Support Services Director of Safety Training, highlights the importance of the safety and survival training course.

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Finding help for addicted fishermen

The Boston Globe reports on Department of Public Health analysis showing fishermen are five times more likely to die of opioid overdoses than other Massachusetts workers. Tyler Miranda speaks about his recovery. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, addresses how Fishing Partnerships has been working to fight the stigma at the dock and providing Narcan training as part of their CPR/First Aid training programs for fishermen.

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Seafood industry lobbies state leaders to ‘buy local’

Fishing Partnership Support Services and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries hosted the first Massachusetts Seafood Day on October 2, 2018, to celebrate the state’s seafood industry, highlight conservation efforts, leverage a growing interest among consumers in buying local products and thank our courageous commercial fishermen.

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7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival Returns to Fish Pier

Jeanne Rooney, Editor in Chief for South Boston Online spotlights the “7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival.”

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Construction And Fishing Industries Have Highest Opioid OD Death Rates In Mass.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a report breaking down overdose deaths by industry. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, discusses the need for society to take a look at the difference between the benefits received by workers who report to large corporations and independent workers, such as those in the fishing industry.

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