National Fisherman


Jerry Dzugan, director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) talks about upcoming workshops in Sitka, including one on ergonomic injury prevention for commercial fishermen.
 
 
AMSEA will also be holding fishing vessel drill conductor training. The drill classes, which AMSEA has been running for over 20 years, aim to familiarize fishermen, crew and family members with safety and survival equipment and emergency procedures on fishing vessels, as well as training in how to conduct the required monthly drills.
 
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The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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