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Good Bye Coral, Hello Emma

Next month we will bid a fond farewell to Coral Pendell, our Course Coordinator. A skilled craftsperson, Coral is leaving AMSEA to co-operate Skookum Canvasworks, a local canvas and upholstery shop in Sitka. She will also be building a house on her island property in Sitka Sound. Coral has done a fantastic job at AMSEA and we will miss her cheerful attitude and attention to detail. We wish her every success in her new endeavors. Her last day at AMSEA is September 8. As much as we might wish that Coral could stay on with us, her departure gives us the opportunity to welcome our new Course Coordinator, Emma Edson. Emma comes from a fishy family. Growing up, she spent every summer on her family

Marine Safety Update Summer 2017

The summer edition of Marine Safety Updates, our quarterly newsletter, is now available for download. In this issue: Time Out: Fishing Vessel Fatalities Jump in 2017 Myth Busters: Marine Safety NIOSH: Safety Successes and Persistent Problems Fire Blankets: Alternative to Fire Extinguishers NTSB: Safer Seas Digest 2016 USCG Regulation Reform AMSEA Outdoor Survival Camp USCG Marine Safety Alert Catch up on the latest AMSEA news and pick up a safety tip or two. Click here to download and read!

Time Out

It’s time to take a mid-season time out. Maybe not a long one, just a few minutes to think about what we’re doing. The Bristol Bay run is strong and running long. Anecdotally, six small vessels have swamped in the Bay due to weather and overloading, fortunately with no loss of life. Alaska commercial fishing has already seen nine fatalities in the first half of 2017. Alaska has not seen this many fatalities within the first half of the year in 13 years. Since July 1, we have had two more fatalities this time in Prince William Sound and in Ugashik Bay. In Alaska, commercial fishing fatalities have been averaging about five per year for the past five years. Alaska commercial fishermen should b

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