Stonington fishermen to hold an open house on Saturday

Stonington -- The town’s commercial fishermen will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Gambardella’s Wholesale Seafood location at the Town Dock.

The event is being billed as an opportunity for residents to meet fishermen, local retailers and restaurants and find out what types of seafood are for sale locally this time of year and how the fish are processed and prepared for the local market.

There will be an opportunity for people to go aboard a fishing boat and learn how it operates as well as meet fishermen, ask them questions and learn what issues are concerning to them.

Over the past three decades, fishermen have struggled with increasingly strict regulations and catch limits which has decreased the size of the fleet and posed a threat to its existence.     

For more information about the event, contact Economic Development Commission members Bill Hobbs at whobbs246@gmail.com or Danielle Chesebrough at Danielle.chesebrough@gmail.com.

The open house will be held the day before the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday.

 

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