"The Talk of Maine" piece on the Portland Fish Exchange, a public market for Mai
"The Talk of Maine" piece on the Portland Fish Exchange, a public market for Maine's fishing fleet that was built in 1986, the first wholesale fresh-fish display auction in the country. Manager Bert Jongerden remembers when 30 million pounds of fish passed through the auction every year. He needs 12 million pounds to break even and hasn't seen that in two years. He's hoping to hold on until federal regulations take effect that could bring boats back to Portland from Massachusetts, where fuel and gear are cheaper and draggers can sell lobsters they land as bycatch. With a history of Maine's fishing industry, details on the effects of federal regulations, and the dimming prospects for the survival of the fish exchange and Maine's fishing industry.
Portland Fish Exchange
Clark, Jeff, ""The Talk of Maine" piece on the Portland Fish Exchange, a public market for Mai" (2008). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 3580.