Coast Guard License
You can view any of the free online training courses developed for the TAA program. TAA participants
also completed business adjustment plans using AgPlan (http://AgPlan.com), the online business plan
writing app; or AgTransitions (http://AgTransitions.umn.edu), an online transition planning app. Since
the end of TAA the AgPlan development team has developed a fishing specific software call FishBizPlan
program has ended because federal funding for the program was cut.
If you have questions related to TAA for Farmers, please contact the Center for Farm Financial
Management at email@example.com
If you ask most any professional fisherman what they like most about their job, you will often hear “ I just love being on the water—I guess salt water must be in my blood.” The beauty of the marine environment and the sense of freedom are what keep a lot of shrimpers in the fishery despite the hard work, long hours, increasing fuel costs and diminishing shrimp prices. You may be considering getting out of shrimping because of a shrinking bottom line. Or, let’s face it, as we get older, the hard work of shrimping begins to take its toll on us and we can’t do some of the things we used to do as easily. Shrimpers have a lot of practical on-the-water experience that could potentially lead to employment in other maritime industries. Having a Coast Guard License opens the door to these opportunities.