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Midcoast area! A few fishermen and I will be at George’s River Bait Co. this Sunday. We will be there to answer any questions about offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine. We would love for other fishermen to join to share ideas and concerns, sign up to help out at the protest (you don’t have to), and just generally support each other during this uncertain time.
You do not have to be a fisherman to want to protect the Gulf of Maine or fight for sustainable seafood and family fishing businesses. Please join us!
I’m going to pick up some stuff to make signs for the protest. If you’re around and want to join feel free to bring your arts and crafts, snacks, kids, and let’s remember this about our community and values, not just fishing grounds.
For More Information Contact:
Gerry Cushman (975-5258)
Dustin Delano (542-7241)
Jim Wotton (592-5817)
Safety and Survival Training
Prepare for a full day of hands-on training in fighting fires, plugging leaks, and swimming to a life raft in a survival suit. This course is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn of hone fundamental survival skills like making a MAYDAY call, lighting flares and rescuing a person that falls overboard.
Drill Conductor Certification:
After completing the 1-day Safety and Survival Training Course, fishermen spend a second day learning how to lead monthly, on-vessel safety drills that are critical for building muscle memory and ensuring the crew retains their skills. Meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR 28.270(c).
This free training is sponsored by Fishing Partnerships
In the last fifteen months, Maine’s fishing community lost eight men to several fishing related tragedies. Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. There are several simple precautions which dramatically improve your chances of surviving an accident at sea and coming home safely to your family.
Please mark your calendar today for a 90 minute safety seminar on May 4 at 5:00 PM, with panelists including the US Coast Guard and fishing accident survivor Mike Russo.
More event details will be posted next week.
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