Fishermen Finding Windows Of Opportunity, Necessity Opened By Coronavirus - 27 East

Fishermen Finding Windows Of Opportunity, Necessity Opened By Coronavirus

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The Caitline Mairead returns to Montauk Harbor.

The Caitline Mairead returns to Montauk Harbor.

Commercial fishing fleets were hit hard by a collapse in market prices in the early days of the coronavirus epidemic. Prices have rebounded and more fishermen have diversified their outlets for selling their catch.

Commercial fishing fleets were hit hard by a collapse in market prices in the early days of the coronavirus epidemic. Prices have rebounded and more fishermen have diversified their outlets for selling their catch. Michael Wright

Fishermen Chuck Morici and Jim Foley aboard Mr. Morici's boat in Montauk.

Fishermen Chuck Morici and Jim Foley aboard Mr. Morici's boat in Montauk.

Fishermen head into Shinnecock inlet in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Fishermen head into Shinnecock inlet in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Fishermen head into Shinnecock inlet in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Fishermen head into Shinnecock inlet in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic. Michael Wright

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic. Michael Wright

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Commercial fishermen have diversified their outreach to markets and seafood retailers have thrived amid the coronavirus epidemic. Michael Wright

authorMichael Wright on May 27, 2020
In the early days of the coronavirus shut-downs, commercial fishermen were among those gut-punched by the impacts of an economy screeched to a halt. Fishermen were told they could keep... more

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