‘I got in the business of commercial fishing because I wanted to spend time on the water. Now as a grandfather, I have come to take a longer term and broader view and believe that we should be looking at the entirety of economic opportunities created by the oceans. All the sectors (including commercial fishing) need to run smoothly and profitably and we can only achieve this through proactive planning.
In Rhode Island we needed to get smart all of a sudden because wind developers wanted to use parts of the ocean where we fished. The creation of the SAMP (Special Area Management Plan) helped us all better understand the ecosystem and allowed us to come up with a plan so that a win for one person or company didn’t mean a loss for another.’
To learn more about Capt. Chris Brown, visit Brown Family Seafood here.