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    Default Making commercial fishing safer..... Recent story on Nat'l Public Radio

    Here's a recent story from NPR.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/08/22/159532...t-fishing-jobs

    The deadliest area for commercial fishing is not Alaska. It's the Northeast/New England. It's nice to know someone is trying to make it safer.

    I really like eating seafood, and I appreciate the effort from the commercial folks. But I really wish they didn't have to needlessly put themselves in dangerous situations just so I can eat scallop, or crab, or haddock or whatever. Making commercial fishing safer is something everyone should support, especially the folks working on the fishing boats.......

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    It is truly horrible that people need to die so needlessly. I think coal mining has somewhat of a similar mentality as to death on the job.

    I'd much rather the individuals, the industry, or the states get involved in the safety of the workers but that didn't seem to work, so the feds finally created OSHA. Lots of criticism when OSHA came out BUT it has saved a lot of lifes and injuries.

    I really hate to see the feds force safety down the throats of the fishermen but it may be in their best interest in the long run. Somehow the belief that death is part of the job needs to be changed.






    Quote Originally Posted by Cohoangler View Post
    Here's a recent story from NPR.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/08/22/159532...t-fishing-jobs

    The deadliest area for commercial fishing is not Alaska. It's the Northeast/New England. It's nice to know someone is trying to make it safer.

    I really like eating seafood, and I appreciate the effort from the commercial folks. But I really wish they didn't have to needlessly put themselves in dangerous situations just so I can eat scallop, or crab, or haddock or whatever. Making commercial fishing safer is something everyone should support, especially the folks working on the fishing boats.......
    Living the urban lifestyle so I can pay my way and for my family's needs, and support my country. And you?
    ".. ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" JFK

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