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Privatizing Our Fisheries Will Leave Small Independent Fishermen Tattered

Sure a few fishermen will be able to sell out to big corporations for large amounts of money but once that circle is complete within a few generations, the way of the independent commercial fisherman will become much like the way of the small independent farmer.  Permits and boats will be far too costly for any individual to stake their claim much like my Grandfather Captain Joe did when he came to this country. Much like many of the Irish and Portuguese fishermen did.  Working hard, supporting families, buying businesses, sending their children to college and buying homes locally.

The stuff that real communities are made of.  The stuff that Gloucester IS made of.