FishAbility supports fishermen, lobstermen, oyster farmers, people working in aquaculture, and family members of fishing businesses who experience barriers to employment such as aging, injury, or chronic illness.
What is Maine FishAbility?
FishAbility’s mission as part of the Maine AgrAbility Program is to work with fishermen whose productivity has been impacted by chronic illness or injury. We offer resources, information, and practical solutions to help fishermen work safely and productively.
Practical Ideas and Suggestions for Fishermen
While working in the fishing industry, there are common tasks, that may be repetitive and strenuous, and may lead to aches and pain at the end of the day or season. On the Maine AgrAbility Blog page we will be sharing images of these work tasks and positions, and offering suggestions for strength and conditioning will be shared, specifically for fishermen to encourage better health to minimize injury and pain, and avoid reduced productivity. These exercises and stretches are intended to be done using gear that is readily available on the boat or dooryard and performed easily while in the wheelhouse or on the deck. The collection of stretches will be featured in a downloadable poster coming soon.