Can a new “fish hub” revive the Monterey Bay fishing industry?
Reviving an industry: Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust executive director Sherry Flumerfelt, above left hopes a new “fish hub” will help create the increased demand for local fish that fishermen like John Pennisi, above right, need for their fishing businesses to thrive.
Third-generation Monterey fisherman John Pennisi is preparing to relaunch his boat, The Irene’s Way, after eight years of keeping it docked. “It’s almost like starting all over again,” he says.
Pennisi’s return to fishing Monterey’s waters, hopefully by early 2018, is part of a wider comeback for the Monterey Bay fishing industry that is being nurtured by the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust.
In partnership with the City of Monterey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the nonprofit has spent … Read More