Petty Harbour Inshore fishery champion Tom Best dead at 74

Tom Best died of cancer Tuesday afternoon at the Miller Centre in St. John’s. Best became a licenced inshore fisherman in Petty Harbour in 1963 after finishing high school. Petty Harbour mayor and fisherman Sam Lee said, “I’ve known Tom all my life really, but I’ve been working with him for over 50 years closely. It’s a great loss to our community and not only to the community but to Newfoundland as a whole.” Best was founding president of the Petty Harbour Fishermen’s Cooperative, a position he held for most of the last 36 years. The Co-op is owned and operated by fish harvesters. >click to read< 08:45

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