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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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Politicians heap praise, grants on Gloucester, Massachusetts at Seafood Expo North America

Governor Baker joined local officials at the Seafood Expo North America where he commended the important work of commercial fishermen and announced research grants created to uplift the fishing industry. The grants will study port infrastructure, consumer preferences, and technology used by fishermen.

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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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