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Dangers of Entanglement During Lobstering

August 2005
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2005-137
Image of Lobsterman working at sea

Lobster fishing is a hazardous occupation that has resulted in drownings from entanglement in trap line and being pulled overboard. A survey of 103 lobstermen developed recommended work practices and controls to (1) reduce entanglement, (2) escape entanglement, and (3) provide opportunities to reboard the vessel.