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Fishing industry misunderstood, shortchanged, claims supporter

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2012


The crew of the Corsair are poised for the Dec. 1 opening of crab season, typically a windfall of profit for the Newport fishing industry. Last week, they re-rigged their vessel from shrimping to crabbing. From left to right are Jason Suter, Ben Brown, Capt. Tom Lloyd and Dillon Nestor. Mike Becker started his marine insurance agency in 1978, a business that gave him insight into the scale and impact of Newport’s fishing industry. He says few people here understand fishermen or fully appreciate their contribution to the economy. (Photos by Rick Beasley)


The fishing industry is bigger than tourism and timber when it comes to producing income for Lincoln County, but few people here understand fishermen or fully appreciate their contribution to the economy.

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