A couple of local organizations are sponsoring courses to keep fisherman in Westport safe at sea. The Washington Sea Grant, the Washington Dungeness Crab Fishermen’s Association, and the Quinault Tribe are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard Approved First Aid at Sea Course for commercial fishermen and charter boat operators.

Participants will learn CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures immobilization, First Aid Kits and more.

 

When:  Wednesday,  November 8, 2017

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:  Chateau Westport

710 Hancock St.

Westport, WA

Fee: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen)

 

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. To register or for more information contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Operations Specialist at 206-543-1225 or [email protected]

 

Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, provides statewide research, outreach, and education services addressing the challenges facing our ocean and coasts. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. www.wsg.washington.edu.