Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Adrianne Madden
Thursday, 23 December 2010
In the spirit of the season, I'd like to say that there is hope, promise and energy in the U.S. fishing industry.
We see it everywhere we go. Fishermen worry about new regulations, updating gear, maintaining their boats. But more than anything, they love to talk about fishing and think about the next time they'll be on deck.
There is nothing better than doing what you love for a living, except perhaps taking a break to enjoy your family and friends during the holidays.
Merry Christmas from all of us at National Fisherman.
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