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Panama City Fishermen going where the ice is

 Necessities in the commercial fishing world are few. Beyond a fueled boat, a vessel’s captain only needs the gear, the men, bait and ice to preserve the day’s catch. But on Aug. 9, the ice house departed the Panama City Marina via barge and has not yet been set up at its new home at St. Andrews Marina. After 26 years of pumping out about 50 tons of ice per day at its former location, the 41-by-74-foot Ice Systems International ice house owned by Steve Darden now sits dormant on the St. Andrews Marina. The lack of ice in the abundance needed by Bay County fishermen has caused a migration of sorts. [email protected]