January 13, 2018

RESCUES Guide Book Maine and New Hampshire: Helping to make fishing communities safer

This manual contains step-by-step guidance that will help prepare individuals, groups and entire communities for crises affecting members of the commercial fishing industry.

RESCUES stands for ‘Responding to Emergencies at Sea and to Communities Under Extreme Stress’. The original version was developed for Massachusetts. This new version is for fishing communities in Maine and New Hampshire.

The Information within the manual is organized into short, easy to read, chapters with contact information for specific safety personnel. Beginning chapters address important considerations for preventing injury and for family preparedness. Later chapters serve as a guide for dealing with tragedies such as the sinking of a boat or the aftermath of losing a crewmember at sea.

Download RESCUES for Maine and New Hampshire

If you would like to print a large number of copies and would like professional printing files please email seagrantinfo@mit.edu.


RESCUES, a guidebook for fishermen to prepare for and deal with crisis as sea has been adapted for Maine and New Hapshire. The cover is pictured here.