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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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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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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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