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Local fishermen receive hands-on safety training on Tenants Harbor Pier

Penobscot Bay Pilot witnessed the seriousness of practicing safety and survival skills first-hand. Luis Catala, the Safety Training Coordinator at Fishing Partnership Support Services helped demonstrate how to maneuver in a survival suit in the water. The free safety training provides fishermen a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience using safety equipment in practicing survival skills.

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Commercial fishermen gain skills for sea survival at annual training

WABI5 paid a visit to Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety Training at Fishing Partnership Support Services and their team at their free safety training in Tenant’s Harbor, ME. The survival skills taught at the training can be passed along to the participants’ shipmates who will also benefit from the knowledge of what to do in potential what-if scenarios.

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Spreading Gloucester’s story: Minnesotans eat up film on fleet, seafood

Gloucester Times proclaimed Angela Sanfilippo of the Fishermen’s Wives Association, fisherman Al Cottone, former Mayor of Gloucester John Bell, and J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services maintained spotlight in Minneapolis after viewing of “Dead in the Water.” The film captivated audience members by highlighting issues that commercial fishermen face on a normal workday due to climate change and government regulation.

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Gloucester Mayor Offers Aid to Displaced Plant Workers

NBC Boston reports that Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is working to support individuals who were affected by the sudden closure of a fishing processing company. As people are going through the transition, Fishing Partnership Support Services will be available to answer any health insurance questions they have.

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Free safety classes offered to commercial fishermen May 16 and 17

Knox Village Soup promotes the free safety trainings sponsored by Fishing Partnership Support Services at Tenants Harbor, ME. Survival and Drill Conductor training are essential to sustaining the livelihood of commercial fishermen.

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Skills for sea survival

Gloucester Times reports that over 20 commercial fishermen had participated in the Safety and Survival Training in Gloucester. The training involved groups spending an hour at each station to learn proper technique and how to respond in what-if scenarios. The stations ranged from learning how to use a safety flare to life raft deployment.

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Free boat safety training offered tomorrow, Friday

Gloucester Times announces free safety boat training will be open to all commercial fishermen and pleasure boaters. Nina Groppo, a Navigator at Fishing Partnership Support Services affirms the bearings of being in an unpredictable sea. The free safety training will be an asset for all pleasure boaters and commercial fishermen.

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Fishermen’s group offering safety training next week

Gloucester Daily Times presented the safety trainings provided by Fishing Partnership Support Services. All commercial fishermen are invited to attend critical safety training at no cost.

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Group offering lobstermen discounted lifejackets

Gloucester Daily Times circulated a collaborative effort between Northeast Center for Occupational Health & Safety and Fishing Partnership Support Services to promote newly improved life jackets for lobstermen. A van equipped with different life jacket models will be touring from Massachusetts to Maine.

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Gloucester fish show moves to Minneapolis

Gloucester Daily Times announced the award-winning documentary “Dead in the Water” will be making its debut in Minneapolis. Angela Sanfilippo of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and a Navigator at Fishing Partnership Support Services will be speaking on a panel discussion alongside J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services after the film screening.

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