FOOD: Fishing Troubles

Up & down both coasts last week some 125,000 weather-worn fishermen bemoaned a wartime paradox: despite high prices and the biggest demand ever, many a fisherman loafs at home while many a home goes without fish. Chief reason: more than 400 of the biggest and most efficient fishing boats, Navy-manned, are now hard at work as mine sweepers and patrol boats. Japanazi submarines keep all but the most daring fishermen close inshore.

New England has been hardest hit. At least three Boston fishing boats have been sunk; the Government has already taken 76...

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