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“It’s a symptom of poor policy”- Codfather Arrest Shines Light on Fishing System

Members of the dwindling Vineyard fishing community who have been watching the proceedings say the tale is a sad commentary on the state of the industry and highlights flaws in its regulation. “It’s a symptom of poor policy,” said Wes Brighton, a Vineyard fisherman and one of the only Islanders to hold a federal commercial groundfishing permit. Mr. Brighton fishes for lobster, conch, monkfish, and some cod from his boat Martha Elizabeth. The system creates an imbalance, he said, giving independently-owned family fishing businesses little access to the fisheries and allowing larger corporations the ability to consolidate fishing permits and quota. click here to read the story 08:49

Fire at Town Dock – Lobster boat sinks, another significantly damaged

A lobster boat sank, another was significantly damaged and a 50-foot section of the dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls was destroyed by a fire reported around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The fishing vessel Lindy was on fire when the Stonington Borough Fire Department responded. The boat eventually sank at the dock. The Martha Elizabeth, docked next to the Lindy, suffered significant damage but remained afloat. The Connecticut State Fire Marshal arrived on the scene at 9:30 a.m., and is investigating the cause of the fire. Read the rest here 08:26