Jenn Hall

Edible Jersey: From Sea to Plate – Life on a New Jersey Fishing Boat

The Atlantic is a study in gray, steel clouds meeting mineral-hued waters at the horizon. Guiding his fishing boat through the Manasquan Inlet, Jamie Dopkin veers right. Along the jetties that shape the channel, a fluorescent buoy pops like an exclamation mark, marking a scuba diver.

At sea, buoys and their colors are a form of language.

A cross between a Chesapeake Deadrise– and Down East–style boat—workhorses of the East Coast fishing trade—the FV Webo, circa 1981, is just roomy enough for Dopkin and his two passengers.

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Published in the High Summer 2019 issue

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