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Media opportunity: Podcast by Dalhousie University professor showcases the trials, tribulations and trauma of working in the fisheries as told by fishermen themselves

Posted by Communications and Marketing on July 21, 2022 in News

If you've ever wondered what it's like to work as a cook on a busy commercial fishing boat, how fishermen stay hydrated while out at sea for days on end or how crews cope with everything from bathroom hygiene to trauma in the wake of a life-threatening event, a unique podcast has the answers.

Fishing Forward focuses on health and safety in the commercial fishing industry, drawing much of its material from experts and fishermen working in the sector.

Hannah Harrison, an assistant professor in Dalhousie University's Marine Affairs Program, is co-hosting the program that features conversations about a range of issues, like sleep deprivation, diet, crew retention and managing stress and anxiety amidst chronic uncertainty.

Strategies for workarounds and solutions are also a part of each podcast.

Dr. Harrison is available to discuss the 18-episode series and how her research-based podcast has highlighted fishermen's concerns and the hidden wounds they can suffer working in this important industry.


Media contact:

Alison Auld
Senior Research Reporter
Communications, Marketing & Creative Services
Cell: 902-220-0491


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