EASTON, Md. — Chesapeake College will host a symposium on the economic impact of the commercial fishing industry.
The symposium is scheduled Thursday at the college's Wye Mills campus. The event is being held by the Chesapeake Bay Commercial Fishermen's Association and Comptroller Peter Franchot's office.
Association President Gabby Dean says he hopes the symposium will illustrate the cultural heritage of Maryland's commercial fishing industry, which he says has been overlooked at times.
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National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
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