Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
New England commercial fishermen are organizing to resolve problems among themselves and influence fishery-related decisions at all levels of government. A need emerged for regional fishermen's groups which, with a potential for large membership, substantial financing, and a full-time staff, could speak for the New England fishermen. A national organizing effort could grow from that base. This study details several forms which fishery organizations have taken at local and state levels. Emphasis is then placed on the formation, growth, and operating procedures of the two New England regional efforts.
MacKenzie, William Hoit, "Organizing New England Commercial Fishermen; Local, State, and Regional Efforts" (1973). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 130.