At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, which took place at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, from Feb. 28 through March 2, The Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Program provided water safety training in the resort’s pool for adults and kids. The training included life raft and immersion suit training as well as instruction on water survival techniques and free inspections of immersion suits.  Attendees were allowed to either bring their own suit or try one of the Coast Guard’s in the heated pool.

The annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government and other stakeholders to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology and the environment.