First of a six-part series on the fishing industry, entitled "Empty Nets, Sinkin
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First of a six-part series on the fishing industry, entitled "Empty Nets, Sinking Hopes." Federal loan guarantees and tax credits helped build a fleet of large, technologically advanced boats that, though they represent only 33 percent of the fleet, caught 56 percent of the fish. Scientists believe almost all of the species that account for New England's $552 million fishing industry are in danger of being overharvested. Details, related articles on lobsters, the worldwide problem with overfishing, fishermen as the primary cause of the decline in fish stocks, history of fishing in Maine and development of the series.
"First of a six-part series on the fishing industry, entitled "Empty Nets, Sinkin" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 14891.