Fishing can be a very dangerous business, especially for those who are new to the industry.

Laura Orleans, the Executive Director of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, told WBSM's Phil Paleologos that a new book has been released that highlights these dangers and how to prevent them.

In addition orleans says the book was created with the help of some well known academic institutions.

"M.I.T. and Harvard University worked together over the course of about a year and a half, maybe even two years, interviewing people in the fishing communities here, and in Gloucester, to learn a little bit more about disasters that happen out there and how to prevent them," said Orleans.

Orleans says that this type of book has become even more important as many people who enter the fishing industry now don't have as many experienced mentors to guide them.

"Alot of people are getting married, and they're marrying into fishing families, but don't necessarily have the background," said Orleans "and the community isn't quite as tight as it once was, so some of those supports just aren't there."

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will be hosting a book launch for "Responding to Emergencies at Sea and to Communities Under Extreme Stress - RESCUES" at 4 p.m. Tuesday at their offices at 38 Bethel St. in New Bedford.