Nothing But Net – Captain Starts a School for FishermenSeptember 26, 2019 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News
WRITTEN BY BILL BLEYER PUBLISHED BY SOUNDINGS ONLINE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
This article was originally published in Soundings Magazine, © 2019.
Commercial fishermen usually learn their trade the hard way—on the job at sea. But a former Gloucester fishing captain thinks he has a better method: in the classroom.
Joe Sanfilippo, 47, spent 28 years working alongside his four older brothers on his family’s fleet of three 80-foot fishing boats based in the famous Massachusetts fishing town. He has experience swordfishing, longlining and dragging for cod, haddock and pollock. Now, he wants to teach others some of what he knows in a vocational training program he’s developed called Extreme Gloucester Fishing.
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