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Safety training prepares Connecticut’s fishing industry

University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources discuss the significance of classroom instructed safety trainings for fishermen. Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety Training at Fishing Partnership Support Services assists Nancy Balcom by providing proper demonstration and oversight of equipment usage. The fisheries in New England are one of the most dangerous in the country, for that reason, safety and survival skills are essential for commercial fishermen.

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Fishermen practice life-saving skills in New Bedford

Turn to 10 news broadcasted the New Bedford Safety training where fishermen performed survival skills. Deb Kelsey, a Navigator in New Bedford emphasized how these trainings can help save lives through the art of practice.

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Free training prepares fishermen because ‘every second counts in an emergency at sea’

South Coast Today highlighted the importance of safety & survival training for all commercial fishermen. Ed Dennehy, Director of Safety Training for Fishing Partnership, said that every second counts in an at-sea emergency, and that the safety instructors often hear from fishermen that these trainings have sometimes made the difference between life and death.

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Hockey Team At Windsor Private School Aids Commercial Fishermen

The Patch spotlighted a charity hockey game hosted at the Loomis Chaffee School. Fishing Partnership Support Services was astounded to be chosen as the recipient of this year’s annual charity. The charity honors the late father of Tim Birarelli, a former star goalie whose father was Joseph Birarelli, a professional lobster fisherman from Beverly.

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State’s environmental police to carry OD reversal drug

The Boston Herald reports that Massachusetts’ environmental police will begin carrying Narcan in an effort to combat the opioid crisis in the fishing, farming, and forestry industries. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, discusses how the move will increase safety for those who could experience an overdose while on the ocean.

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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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