Tag Archives: commercial fisherman Chris McCaffity

Fuel costs, weather, and regulations contribute to smaller NC seafood harvests

“They just won’t let us fish,” Everett said. “People just can’t make it.” Everett’s father opened the business in 1942, and it shipped fish to Boston, Philadelphia and New York City. But, he said, with tightening restrictions on where fishermen can fish, how many fish they can catch and more, “There was no way to pay your bills.” Read more here  20:18

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/26/3889668/fuel-costs-weather-and-regulations.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy


Fisherman try for new ideas to generate cleaner waters

BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY – Commercial fishing generates more than 3,000 jobs and $50 million in income in our state each year, but local fishermen say it’s getting harder to make a living on the water. Now a grassroots effort is being made to fix the problems they frequently face. The effort is being led by commercial fisherman Chris McCaffity. “We can’t change the reality of what we have we just need to offer positive solutions right now,” says McCaffity Read more here  07:06