Fishing Crisis Devastating Crews, Families

Photo illustration/New England Boating.
Photo illustration/New England Boating.

An article in the Gloucester Times profiles how the crisis in the fishing industry is leaving many Gloucester, Massachusetts fishermen unemployed, and some and their families even facing homelessness.

All along the waterfront, most of the city’s traditional commercial fleet sits idle. Some of the boats still heading out are manned by captains fishing alone. Some head out with short-handed crews because their meager catches can’t justify the extra hand or no one wants to work for short money.

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Gloucester Times