FISHY BUSINESS: Support your neighborhood fisherman – It’s So Sexy!

Last month this column bemoaned the economic challenges of the local fishing fleet and examined why we are seeing fewer and fewer commercial fishing boats in Scituate Harbor. To recap, the basic problem is that over regulation has reduced the ability of fishing businesses to harvest a reasonable amount of fish and sell it for a price that is profitable. Further, the infrastructure that supports fishing is more focused on processing foreign fish instead of the local supply. The good news for both fishermen and consumers alike is there is an alternative to the “old economy” of fishing through Scituate’s own community supported fishery, South Shore Seafood Exchange, Inc. (SOSSEXI). That’s right, it is pronounced, “So Sexy.” Read the rest here 17:31

FISHY BUSINESS: Chartering old waters a new way

There is an old joke with the premise that the best kind of boat belongs to someone else. As is the case with the best humor, there is a lot of truth to the joke. Boats are expensive and given our relatively short season in New England, the return on investment can be diminished by a few rainy weekends. One solution to this challenge is a part of the commercial fishing industry that does not immediately come to mind — charter boats. Read more here 07:47 Go with a Winner!  http://fvhardmerchandise.com/charters.html