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Marblehead, Massachusetts Bans Public Pier Fishing Due To Overcrowding

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Marblehead, Massachusetts has enacted a ban on fishing from all public piers. Marblehead officials said that the piers have become too overcrowded with fishers so the board decided that the town would no longer allow it.

 

CBS Boston wrote, "Webb Russell says too many people had been crowding onto town docks. Most of the fishermen in the photographs are from the Cambodian community and they do not live in Marblehead. They come from neighboring towns to fish for squid."

A Facebook group called, "Bring Back Fishing To Marblehead" has been created in hopes of ending the ban. The group says it's unfair after several years of allowing fishing off the piers, now it's illegal. To fish in nearby Provincetown, you have to pay $500.00 if you want to fish off a public pier.

Town leaders are reportedly re-considering the ban in early September but if allowed, there will be new strict rules.