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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Inside the Industry

The Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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