Commercial Fishing, Some Say It's One Of The Most Dangerous Professions

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

As the search for four missing fishermen whose boat sank off the New Jersey coast continues, we look into the dangers of fishing.

The search for four missing fishermen whose boat sank off the New Jersey coast has entered its second day with no sign of the men.

Two of the missing men are from Pamlico County.

The bodies of two other family members were found Tuesday.

The coast guard says they recovered the Lady Mary's life raft and emergency radio beacon Tuesday.

Many have called commercial fishing one of the most dangerous professions in the world.

WITN caught up with a charter boat fisherman, which is different than commercial fishing, but can still encounter danger in Pamlico County. He says the waters can get rough, and he's trying to keep anglers closer to shore by expanding an artificial reef.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009 at 05:03 AM
    Charter Boat and Commercial Fishing is two different types of work i am from a commercial fishing family and i know it is a dangerous occupation every year you hear of deck men getting hurt on commercial boats and/or boats being lost at sea you don't expect to get caught in rough waters but mother nature is nothing to laugh at
  • by Chris on Mar 26, 2009 at 04:27 AM
    That is one job I am thankful to not have to do. I am a Police Officer so I understand risk and dangers associated with different jobs. Each job has its own risk that are inherent. A Logger has to worry about chain saws and falling trees, a Police Officer has to worry about gettign run over, shot, or assaulted, and commercial fisherman have to worry about bad weather and rough sea's. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those involved. No matter what job you do, being a productive member of society doesn't go without some paying the ultimate price.
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