Tag Archives: fisheries disaster money

Steve Urbon: Fisherman finds his way through industry morass

Willis “Bill” Blount calls himself “the poster child for struggling fishermen” in the hyper-regulated Northeast fishery. Blount was the sole fishing permit holder to attend a three-hour help session in the city for those applying for a slice of the fisheries disaster money, according to Kevin Creighton, fiscal officer for the Mass. Division of Fisheries. Dozens of others have already filed their paperwork, he said. We ran this article on Aug, 6, 2014  Read more here 11:59

Nantucket Fisherman Finds a Digital Lifeline for His Fading Livelihood – Video

For many years now, Willis Blount, the last offshore commercial fisherman still operating around Nantucket, once the center of the country’s whaling industry, has been having a tough time making ends meet. Facing insurmountable odd’s He turned to Kickstarter<Read more here> 17:10