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Families know first-hand the importance of vessel safety training

South Coast Today conveyed the importance of vessel stability training through families that have first-hand experience. Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety Training for Fishing Partnership, showcased why everyone who goes out to sea ought to be acquainted with vessel stability.

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AG sues to protect fishing, wildlife from offshore oil and gas exploration tests

South Coast Today reported Attorney General, Maura Healey recently joined a multistate lawsuit to stop harmful seismic testing for offshore oil and gas resources in the Atlantic Ocean. J.J. Bartlett, President of the Fishing Partnership Support Services, discusses the devastating impact of oil spills on coastal communities.

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Health Insurance Confusion? Fishing Partnership Can Help

Cape Cod Chronicle outlines how confusing health insurance coverage is with the January 23 deadline approaching. Morgan and Shannon Eldredge, navigators in Chatham go into detail on how Fishing Partnership Support Services have specialized in helping residents in and out of the fishing industry get coverage.

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Fishing Partnership introduces itself to downtown New Bedford

Debra Kelsey, a Navigator for the New Bedford office talks about the excitement of the new downtown location. At the new location, they are able to meet new faces every day and Debra is there to welcome and assist everyone in the community.

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Man overboard cases down by half; still No. 2 killer

National Fisherman reports that since 2000, overboard deaths have declined by at least 47 percent. The decline in overboard deaths is likely the result of having consistent safety training for commercial fishermen. Samantha Case, an epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health suggests that overboard deaths could be more preventable with proper safety training and being able to target risk factors associated with specific regions.

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The Economic Cost Of The Opioid Crisis

New research emerged this week about the impact of the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, joined WBUR and Julie Burns of RIZE Massachusetts for a conversation about the study from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

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Training for perilous work

The Martha’s Vineyard Times highlights the Safety & Survival and Drill Conductor training Fishing Partnership Support Services hosted on the island in early November. Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety Training for Fishing Partnership Support Services, underscores the importance of safety training for all commercial fishermen.

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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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