New England Cod Fishermen Share Coal Miners’ Plight In This New Documentary

By Alexander C. Kaufman

For 25 years, Sam Sanfilippo hauled nets full of cod from the waters off New England’s coast. Like generations before him, he fished the Gulf of Maine, which stretches south from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts’ scenic eastern tip, an inlet once teeming with so many fish that European settlers named it Cape Cod.

But since 2014, when federal regulators cut the cod quota by about 95 percent, fishing jobs have disappeared.

“Here I am today, a recycler, a bike seller, a furniture maker. I’m 50 years old and I don’t know what the hell I am,” Sanfilippo says in “Sacred Cod,” …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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