Problems/Solutions Fishermen Speak Out

Jan 16, 2023

This post was originally published to The Fisherman website. More archived The Fisherman blog posts can be found on our Archive Page.

Is everything really okay in your fishery?

The fleet is aging — as are fishermen.

Value retained by active fishermen is declining, while export value is increasing.

Few young people are choosing fishing as a profession- it is too costly to buy in, catches are uncertain, and earnings are too small.

Older fishermen want to retire – but can’t sell their boat, gear or license at a reasonable price. is a website reserved for the ‘Problems / Solutions Series’. There will be a comment section after each subject.

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