Study Shows Drop in Fishing Vessels

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Gloucester Times: Gloucester, Massachusetts’, groundfishing fishing fleet lost 21 vessels last year and now numbers just 75 working boats, while regionally, the industry continued to consolidate, according to a government report Wednesday.

From Maine to Montauk, New York, the number of working groundfishing boats dropped 20 percent, from 566 to 450 active vessels.

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