New Jersey Fishing Industry Takes Hit from Sandy

December 06, 2012 at 6:57 pm

NJToday’s Lauren Wanko visits the Belford Seafood Cooperative.

Commercial fishers in New Jersey netted 175 million pounds of fish last year, valued at $1.3 billion. This year profits are expected to take a tumble.

In Belford, fishing boats weathered the storm out of Sandy’s path but their facilities have been completely destroyed. Losing the fish market has caused them to operate on last year’s profits and leaves workers with an uncertain future.

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