Bill Bryson Quote

Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them — in some cases all but compel them — to acquire bigger boats and to harvest the seas more intensively. Today the fishermen of Massachusetts are reduced to fishing the hideous hagfish, for which there is a slight market in the Far East, but even their numbers are now falling.


Page 285 - A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)

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Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them — in some cases all but...

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Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them — in some cases all but...

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Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them — in some cases all but...

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Despite declining catches, New England fishermen continue to receive state and federal tax incentives that encourage them — in some cases all but...