Industry Infrastructure – shore-based businesses crucial to industry survival

Angela Sanfilippo, executive director of the Massachusetts Fisherman’s Partnership, with offices in Gloucester and New Bedford, emphasizes that without these supportive allied businesses, the fishing industry would not exist. “The fishing industry is not only the boats of the fishermen,” she said, noting that the infrastructure on land, which includes the wharves where fishing boats dock, ship chandleries that sell supplies, repair facilities, seafood auction houses, and the truck drivers who transport fresh fish to market all play a key role in maintaining the area’s commercial fishing industry. Read the rest here 08:28

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