Written by Jen Finn
Just as big eat the little fish in the sea, Cape Cod's fishing fleet is being swallowed by larger pockets that are buying the available quota of cod and other catch.
Can the small family-owned boats survive or will the remaining fishermen wind up as sharecroppers for someone else's fleet?
"It would be nice to think if we wanted to go fishing we didn't have to work for anybody else but with consolidation it doesn't seem to be going that way," said Jason Amaru, who fishes ground fish put of Chatham.
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