|The members of the fish and
seafood industry - whether on the water, on the docks or in the many support
industries - are one of its greatest resources. To be a successful commercial
fisherman, particularly if you fish out of a port in a highly urban, high
cost-of-living state like New York or New Jersey, you have to be able to
handle your business as well as you catch your fish. And to be able to
sell New Jersey seafood competitively in a market that is becoming increasingly
international, along with how to get the best ocean fresh product to market
you have to know how to run a business efficiently.
The following people, not all
of them fishermen, typify the commercial fishing industry today. Not only
are they expert in their segments of the industry, each has also had to
become expert in the fishery management system that has become so important
to their industry and their ability to stay in business.