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New England Fishermen Put Down Their Bait for Day of Safety Training

During a day-long safety training seminar in New Castle, commercial fishermen get experience in immersion suits. Photo by Todd Bookman for NHPR

Commercial fishermen in Northern New England face their fair share of challenges. Along with declining fish stocks and tight catch regulations, the occupation also remains one of the most dangerous in the country.

With that ever-present risk in mind, dozens of fishermen turned out in New Castle, New Hampshire recently for a day-long safety training exercise.

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