Beating the Odds on Northern Waters: A Guide to Fishing Safety

Beating the Odds on Northern Waters: A Guide to Fishing Safety

Susan Clark Jensen and Jerry Dzugan

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For more than a decade, hundreds of safety trainers, including the U.S. Coast Guard, have relied on this book* as their primary reference and teaching tool. Originally written for use in the North Pacific commercial fishery, the sixth edition applies equally well in the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including the New England region. Among other USCG-approved safety information, the book includes directions on conducting safety drills mandated by the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-424).

Working at sea can be extremely hazardous, even for those with years of experience. The book tells

• How fishermen can prevent and survive accidents on board the fishing boat.

• How to prepare the vessel, maintain safety gear, and train the crew so problems don't escalate into disaster.

• Step-by-step instructions on conducting emergency drills required to meet federal requirements for crew training.

For the green crew member or experienced fisherman, Beating the Odds is an excellent and readable resource on safety and survival, and is a must-read for those working on cold waters.

* Formerly known as Beating the Odds on the North Pacific.

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