National, 2 Year Study on Sleep Deprivation Among Fishermen
Finding time to sleep can be one of the biggest challenges during a busy fishing trip, especially during limited openers. The pressure to bait and pull pots or lines and handle nets can be unrelenting.
“The less you sleep, the more money you make in some sense. That’s a really hard thing to overcome. Because everybody wants to make more money.”
Jerry Dzugan is director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association based in Sitka.
He told KDLL in Kenai that studies show that sleep deprivation leads to more accidents and...
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