FOOD: Fixing the Fish

Boston's mammoth, reeking fish pier, which juts 1,200 ft. into South Bay, has long been the hub of New England's fishing industry, once the most prosperous branch of U.S. commercial fishing. In recent years the pier has also become a symbol of the industry's steady decline. Since World War II, Boston's trawler fleet has dropped from 140 to 79, its once huge force of fishermen to 2,000, its share of the vital groundfish market (e.g., flounder, haddock, cod), which was once 90%, to 45%. Yet last week the Boston fish pier was...

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