Making Commercial Fishing Vessels Safer
The West Coat and Alaskan fisheries are the highest-risk fisheries in the country. Because of shorter seasons and fierce competition for harvestable resources, fishermen face intense pressure to fish under adverse conditions. The pressure, combined with the severe ocean environments in the North Pacific, creates even greater dangers for loss of life and vessels.
Port-based training for commercial fishermen improves their emergency preparedness and ability to effectively use new safety equipment. Over the years, Washington Sea Grant's Marine Advisory Services staff have offered various classes and workshops, focusing on vessel safety, maintenance and operations. These workshops have also attracted recreational boaters and others with close ties to the marine environment.
- Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve C. Harbell, Marine Resources Agent, 360.875.9331, email@example.com
Current Classes and Workshops
- Alaska Boating Fuel Efficiency Resources (Web page)