Category Archive: Safety

SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Abandoning ship…

The decision no fisherman ever wants to make; how to prepare for disaster, survival, and rescue The following is Part 1 of a multi-part series focused on the decision to abandon ship and then taking the steps necessary to maximize chances for survival and rescue.  Watch for additional parts in this series in subsequent issues. …

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FISH SAFE – Helping Maine’s future fishermen hit the deck running

Maine young people living on the coast – many with parents who are active fishermen – are excited to be out on the water, following in their parent’s footsteps, having their own boats, traps, and income. I talked with a number of them recently at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport. As signs of spring …

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Fish Safe: Signed, sealed & delivered

The health information envelope In the December issue of Commercial Fisheries News, SAFE BOAT-SMART BOAT columnist Fred Mattera explained several steps important to “safety on the job” aboard fishing vessels. His comments were prefaced by the observation that many captains may currently be finding it difficult to gather a full experienced crew before heading out …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Safety on the job…

…raining, orientation essential for inexperienced crew   One of the most common concerns and subjects of discussion among commercial fishing vessel owners and captains these days is not about fisheries management regulations. It’s about the lack of good, experienced crew. Maybe you know this scenario.  The plan is to meet at midnight at the boat …

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FISH SAFE: A November to-do list

Get boat, gear, and house in order Spending less time on the water now that the sun goes down early? If you don’t follow the lobsters out to their offshore hideouts in the winter months, or get ready to head south for warmer weather, you probably have developed a number of tasks that you like …

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Safe Boat – Smart Boat

Crew safety orientation vital for all fishing vessel operators   Obviously, all vessels should be equipped with features to ensure the safety of the crew.  But crewmen should also be aware of these features and knowledgeable about their use.  And that can’t be assumed; it must be taught and practiced. All fish vessel captains and …

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SAFE-BOAT SMART-BOAT: Transiting unfamilar waters? Know how to read and use the buoyage system for navigable waters

Due to draconian quota reductions on groundfish in the Northeast, as we all know, many local fishing vessels have shifted their fishing grounds logistically to the south and southwest in recent years. From 2010 through present times, many vessels have bought landing permits for New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina – allowing them access to …

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CME set to roll in New Bedford, Apr. 27-28; Plenty of interest for fishermen, boat owners

  NEW BEDFORD, MA – With show time rapidly approaching for this year’s upcoming Commercial Marine Expo (CME), event organizers have announced additional details of interest to attendees. The CME, set for Apr. 27-28 on the State Pier in the heart of New Bedford’s revitalized working waterfront, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show’s …

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SAFE BOAT SMART BOAT: Employing good basic seamanship skills for collision avoidance

One aspect of the drills I often conduct on fishing vessels, has led me to use a DVD developed by the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education www.swagcenter.org titled “Communication, Navigation, and Mayday.” This really is an awesome tool – showing animated vessels performing and describing the rules of the road. It …

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FISH SAFE: The RESCUE Manual

Preparation, response, and resilience in fishing communities How do communities, specifically fishing communities, cope with the news of a fishing fatality? What happens first? Who is involved? Who should be involved? How does the process move from first responders to support for the families involved? What are the short-term and long-term needs? The close-knit fishing …

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