Lobster boats in one of America's last commercial fishing ports.

January 17th, 2014, 12pm

It was 5.6°C. The breeze was gentle.

When you don’t live in Gloucester, the problem of over-fishing is simple. The problem, clearly, is those greedy, myopic fishermen, destroying our oceans to score a quick buck. When you do live in Gloucester it is infinitely more complex. Fishing is an inextricable part of the culture here and while many here disagree with the science and the bureaucracy, no one treats lightly the idea of a crisis in the fish stocks; when the fish go, so does a vital part of Gloucester.

David Wade and Christine said thanks.

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Sarah Shemkus

Shore-dweller, cheese-lover, writer of things.

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