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Fishing Partnership Offering Fishermen Certified Safety Training

Cape Cod Today promotes the Safety and Survival Training offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services to commercial fishermen at no cost.

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Researchers Try To Build A Better Life Jacket To Keep Lobstermen Alive

WBUR News reports on a 16-year study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The study describes how in Massachusetts, fatal falls overboard makeup 22 percent of deaths among commercial fishermen. In every case, the fall becomes fatal because lobstermen are not wearing life jackets. This article dives into why lobstermen are not wearing their life jackets on board.

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Deadliest catch: Free training gives fishermen lifesaving skills

The New Bedford Standard-Times and South Coast Today write about the Fishing Partnership safety and survival training at the UMass Dartmouth campus in New Bedford. Ed Dennehy, Fishing Partnership Support Services Director of Safety Training, highlights the importance of the safety and survival training course.

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Finding help for addicted fishermen

The Boston Globe reports on Department of Public Health analysis showing fishermen are five times more likely to die of opioid overdoses than other Massachusetts workers. Tyler Miranda speaks about his recovery. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, addresses how Fishing Partnerships has been working to fight the stigma at the dock and providing Narcan training as part of their CPR/First Aid training programs for fishermen.

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Seafood industry lobbies state leaders to ‘buy local’

Fishing Partnership Support Services and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries hosted the first Massachusetts Seafood Day on October 2, 2018, to celebrate the state’s seafood industry, highlight conservation efforts, leverage a growing interest among consumers in buying local products and thank our courageous commercial fishermen.

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7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival Returns to Fish Pier

Jeanne Rooney, Editor in Chief for South Boston Online spotlights the “7th Annual Boston Seafood Festival.”

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Construction And Fishing Industries Have Highest Opioid OD Death Rates In Mass.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released a report breaking down overdose deaths by industry. J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services, discusses the need for society to take a look at the difference between the benefits received by workers who report to large corporations and independent workers, such as those in the fishing industry.

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Fishermen safety training involves tips on yoga, administering Narcan

Michael Bonner, a reporter to The New Bedford Standard-Times and South Coast Today, writes about his experience participating in a Fishing Partnership safety training at the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership office in New Bedford.

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Marshfield lobsterman ‘living the dream’

Lobsterman Steve Carver follows a complicated sorting method as he pulls in his lobster traps — 200 per day — in Green Harbor. He can have up to 20 lobsters in a trap and throw all of them back into the water to comply with fishing regulations. And that’s only part of what makes lobster fishing a brutal profession.

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‘On the shoulders of giants:’ New Bedford honors Portuguese fishermen

A ceremony dedicated to Portuguese fishermen lost at sea used the moment to not only remember those who died but also those who lived.

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