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Fishing community celebration & health fair Saturday in New Bedford

South Coast Today touts Fishing Community Celebration and Health Fair. J.J. Bartlett, president of Fishing Partnership Support Services, highlights the fishing community as one of New Bedford’s most prominent influences on heritage, community, and economic impact. This celebration will allow fishermen and their families to be unified.

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Fishing community celebration and health fair set for Feb. 8 in New Bedford

South Coast Today bolsters Fishing Community Celebration and Fair. An abundance of information, food, and family-friendly activities allow fishermen and their families to come together to celebrate the fishing community in New Bedford. Twelve non-profits collaborated with Fishing Partnership Support Services and Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership to ensure a successful day.

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MASSACHUSETTS: FISHING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION & HEALTH FAIR SET FOR FEB. 8 IN NEW BEDFORD

Saving Seafood promotes the New Bedford Fishing Community Celebration & Health Fair. J.J. Bartlett, president of Fishing Partnership Support Services indicates the overall mission is to celebrate and support commercial fishermen for their courageous work. and the impact they have on their local economy.

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An oral history of the time a shark got stuck in a pond near Cape Cod

The Boston Globe reminisced on the incident when a great white shark became stuck inside a pond near Cape Cod. This sighting became a field day for the general public as well as media outlets who spent the next several days visiting the area. Through a federal grant titled “Fishermen Helping Scientists,” Dan McKiernan, deputy director, state Division of Marine Fisheries, was able to enlist local Fishermen, Ernie Eldredge, David Davis, and John Eldredge for their help. The team of scientists and fishermen worked collaboratively for days until they were able to remove the shark from the pond successfully.

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Fishing Is Still the Most Dangerous Job

The Provincetown Independent illuminated the everyday challenges for commercial fishermen and lobstermen, such as safety and access to affordable care providers. Fishing Partnership Support Services navigator Morgan Eldredge emphasized the dangers of working in water and noted it is likely their safety training had motivated more fishermen to wear lifejackets at work. While fishing is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs, they must have the option to choose the right health plan to meet their needs.

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Fishermen training hopes to change culture of boating safety

The Press Herald in South Portland talked to former commercial lobstermen and Director of Safety Training for Fishing Partnership Support Services, Ed Dennehy on why prioritizing safety while out at sea is crucial. The two-day safety training offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services requires individuals to participate in the first training before signing up for the second course.

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Mass. nonprofit brings fisherman safety program to Wildwood Crest

The Press of Atlantic City observed a Fishing Partnership Support Services training for commercial fishermen. Fishing is one of the most dangerous professions, and when they are miles out at sea, there are no immediate first responders available. The survival skills taught at the training are imperative for the safety of all commercial fishermen.

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Tarr: Fishing rules don’t match industry realities

Sen. Bruce Tarr and Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership President Ed Barrett discuss the regulatory challenges of cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine, and how the challenges could impact fishermen in the Commonwealth.

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Employer Case Study: Fishing Partnership Support Services

Grayken Center for Addiction and J.J. Bartlett the President of Fishing Partnership Support Services discussed hurdles of overcoming the stigma of substance use disorder and how the community can be a positive influence. Navigators who work at Fishing Partnership Support Services are essential to the wellbeing and health of commercial fishermen and lobstermen.

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Food boat to serve up fish, education at farmers market

The Gloucester Times recounted a Rhode Island-based non-profit Eating with the Ecosystem’s almost 20-foot long “food boat” at Cape Ann Farmers Market. The “Food Boat” was created to educate fishermen about local seafood and how to craft a delicious meal with it. It’s designed to create a fun atmosphere for the community to learn about sustaining local seafood.

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