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Martin Fish Co. asking county leaders to dredge West Ocean City harbor

A persistent sandbar at the entrance to the West Ocean City commercial fishing harbor is causing problems for incoming fishing boats, meaning additional dredging may be needed to improve maritime traffic. John Martin, of Martin Fish Co., said the sandbar between buoys 11 and 12 has been keeping 80-foot fishing trawlers from getting into the harbor with their daily catch. The boats only can get in when it’s high tide, and even then, Martin said, they’re scraping the bottom. That’s because the harbor is 10 feet deep, and his boats have a 12-foot draft. Read [email protected]  12:46

Off the boat, in the door at Martin Fish Co.

The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times – WEST OCEAN CITY, MD. — It had been a good day at sea for the Instigator, an 80-foot trawler out of Cape May, so it was a good day at Martin Fish Co. The red-and-white fishing vessel was tied up at Martin’s dock in the Ocean City Commercial Fishing Harbor last week, unloading its catch of 30,000 pounds of porgies and 15,000 pounds of black sea bass caught that morning. continued