Category Archive: FISH SAFE

FISH-SAFE: What do Coast Guard casualty stats tell us?

The Coast Guard First District maintains a database of incidents to which it has responded.  As of

Oct. 7, there were fewer commercial fishing casualties … Read the rest

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FISH-SAFE: Be sure your EPIRB is registered biennially

When you purchase an EPIRB, you can’t miss the instructions about how to register it with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite and … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – ME apprenticeship program putting safety-trained lobstermen on the water

The Maine Lobster Apprenticeship Program is the first of its kind in the US that requires not only hours of apprenticeship but also the successful … Read the rest

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FISH-SAFE: Overboard! How will you get back in your boat?

Finally, it is spring.  The air is noticeably warmer and soon the water will be warmer too, but not warm enough that you would want … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Winch safety study identifies emergency shutoffs

In the January 2014 CFN, we discussed the hazards associated with winch level-winding operations on trawlers based on our ongoing Northeast Drum Winch Safety Improvement … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Winch safety study identifies crew hazards

by Ann Backus –

Jan. 27 will mark five years since 53-year-old Bill Meldrum died off the coast of New Jersey aboard the 65′ Lydia … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Lady Mary report offers sobering lessons

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by Ann Backus –

It’s been nearly four-and-a-half years since the March 24, 2009 sinking of the Cape May, NJ-based Lady Mary and the loss … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE: Take steps to avoid accidental EPIRB activations

by Ann Backus –

Whether you fish commercially for lobsters, scallops, groundfish, or other species, you probably own an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).  … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Follow mariner’s ‘three rules’ to avoid storms

by Ann Backus –

Early in June, Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, slammed into Florida and then proceeded up the East Coast … Read the rest

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FISH SAFE – Prevent flooding: Keep an eye on your hatches

by Ann Backus –

On Feb. 4, the 47′ Capt R M Chace began flooding off Chatham, MA.  This story had a good ending.  All … Read the rest

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