New Fees at Cape Charles Harbor Hit Hard for Virginia Commercial Watermen

“We as commercial fishermen feel like we are just kind of systematically being driven out of the harbor,” Scott Wivell said of continually rising harbor rates and expectations from harbor management that make him, as a waterman, feel unwelcome. The Cape Charles town council approved the new harbor management agreement Sept. 17, 2020, which took effect at the beginning of the new year. According to the town harbor management vision statement, the Cape Charles Yacht Center pledged “to improve the appearance, function, and financial position of the Town Harbor,” which is deteriorating and struggles to break even, much less turn a profit. >click to read< 07:59

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