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Free Safety & Survival Training Workshop Offered To NH Fishermen April 22 In Seabrook


Contact: Kirsten Weir
603-749-1565
NH Sea Grant

March 30, 2005



DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s commercial fishermen are invited to attend a free Safety & Survival Training Workshop on Friday, April 22, at the Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative in Seabrook. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Knowledge of safety equipment and procedures can prevent an emergency at sea from becoming a tragedy. This hands-on training workshop will give fishermen an opportunity to become familiar with their safety equipment before they need it. The workshop will provide training in the four major vessel safety areas mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard: fire, flooding, man overboard and abandoning ship.

To help ensure that enough workshop materials are available for all who attend, please register for the event by contacting Sharon Hughes at UNH Cooperative Extension (603-862.-1029) or Bob Campbell, manager of the Yankee Fishermen’s Cooperative
(603-474-9850). For additional information, please contact Ken LaValley, commercial fishing and technology specialist for NH Sea Grant (603-862-4343; ken.lavalley@unh.edu).

The Safety & Survival Training Workshop is sponsored by NH Sea Grant, UNH Cooperative Extension, and New England Marine and Industrial, Inc., a Portsmouth business that supplies top-quality vessel safety equipment and commercial fishing gear.