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Lionfish Symposium for Commercial Divers in New Orleans

US GOM Diving Safety Workgroup (DSWG) an organization compiled of oil and gas operators, transmission companies, diving contractors and affiliated organizations will host a Symposium and panel discussion on the invasive species lionfish at the upcoming ADCI Underwater Intervention Conference. The conference is being held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans and the Symposium will take place from 11:30AM - 1:30PM on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. The Symposium and Panel is titled “Working In & Around Lionfish- Mitigating the Risk to the Commercial Diver.”

This important symposium on the species lionfish which has invaded the GOM is specific to the Commercial Diver.

“This topic is very important to the working diver as they are tasked to do their jobs in and around the lionfish habitat,” said DSWG Executive Board Member Jeffrey Theriot. “Many operators in the Gulf of Mexico contract Commercial Divers on a routine basis and their safety is our highest priority.”

The focal points of the symposium and panel discussion will include information, education, prevention, treatment and most importantly mitigation measures to protect the commercial diver working in and around Lionfish.

The DSWG is a non-competitive, non-commercial focused group that provides a unified voice to promote and improve diver safety.

For more information, visit www.usgomdswgo.com or call Jeff Theriot at (985) 773-6878 or Ted Roche at (337) 714-0033.

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