Study to focus on fishing port of Belford, North Middletown

“We’re going to explore options, meet with people in the community, the various property owners and fishermen, and try to develop a vision for the future.” While the area has a rich maritime history connected to the commercial fishing industry, many of the third- and fourth-generation fishermen have been struggling in recent years to compete with the larger port areas in New York or Cape May. “Whatever we do here, we don’t want to lose the fishing industry — we want to preserve it,” Mercantante said. Read the rest here 08:07:42

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