When people sign up for the fishing life, they often don’t look back. To call it a “career” is perhaps to undersell it. Commercial fishing can be a calling, a way of life, a family tradition. It is, however, most certainly a career and one that many people spend their whole lives pursuing. And, just as with any career, there are stages that commercial fishermen generally work through, from their first days working the nets and lines and pots to their latter days captaining vessels that may have…

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