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Catch Shares – BJ Brown Summed Up What Was Going To Happen In The Fishing Industry In Gloucester 4 Years Ago

gmgThis was filmed in 2010 and it’s only gotten worse. What he predicted back in 2010 is about 10 times worse 4 years later. As I type this a fisherman just left my office. He is 52 years old and has fished his whole life. He is a stern man meaning he has no stake in what the owner of the boat may receive when he sells out his commercial fishing permits. He has only seen it get worse and worse and was telling me he has absolutely no idea what he could do for a living since all he knows is fishing.  It’s sad and it is despicable what they did when they instituted Catch Shares and privatized the ocean and fish. Read [email protected]  21:47

Back in 2009 I started to collect the stories and add them to a thread on Cape Ann Online as sort of a journal and record for those who might have said they didn’t see this coming. There are three pages of articles from fishermen and about how it was and has decimated our working port and independent fishermen. Click here for the list of articles (3 pages worth)