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Old 11-02-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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One gets the impression that the local fishing industry is dead, or that it's all commercial.

Is that true?

Or are there places where one can meet the local boats and possibly buy some fare? Or from a market? I don't know if anything works in CA these days. Maybe in OR/WA. What about the east cost, gulf, etc?
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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There are tons of fishing towns in New England where you can buy straight from the local fishermen.

It may be a struggling industry, but I don't think there's any town on the New England coast where you can't find fresh, local seafood.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:57 AM
 
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Ask the Gortons Fisherman and he'll tell you things are tough all over.

I just saw a story about how the industry is waning in Gloucester, MA. This seems to be true through much of New England thanks to the depleted areas that they frequent. The Georges and Grand Banks don't replenish as quickly as they once did thanks to overfishing.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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New London, Connecticut.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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In Maine, you can still visit Lobster Pounds, which are typically located right on a pier, and buy fresh lobster that has been sold to the Pound right from a boat. You can usually pick the lobster you want, many of which way upwards of 5-6 pounds, and you pay one-half to one-third the price that you would pay at a nice restaurant that specializes in oversize lobsters. Delicious!!!
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Savannah, Darien, Brunswick and St Mary's, GA...you can buy Wild Georgia Shrimp off the docks in any of those cities.

www.wildgeorgiashrimp.com
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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My father as been a Maine lobsterman for more than 60 years and he's still doing it. Stonington, Maine is still a working fishing town, as well as many other towns on the Maine coast.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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One gets the impression that the local fishing industry is dead, or that it's all commercial.

Is that true?

Or are there places where one can meet the local boats and possibly buy some fare? Or from a market? I don't know if anything works in CA these days. Maybe in OR/WA. What about the east cost, gulf, etc?
San Francisco and Half Moon Bay both have excellent fish markets.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Monterey, CA
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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New Orleans the king of them all for seafood
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