Heroin Addiction Ravages New Bedford's Scallop Fishing Fleet; Fishing Partnership Offers Support
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Boston Globe] by Brian MacQuarrie - April 18, 2017
A reputation for drug use has long followed the Massachusetts fishing fleet, whose fiercely independent crews often return to port flush with cash and ready to exhale after long and dangerous trips.
Some fishermen link that reputation to a rugged cowboy culture; others to the pain medication taken by men and women whose bodies are battered by the job. But now, as opioid deaths rise relentlessly in Massachusetts, fishing captains from Cape Ann to Buzzards Bay are beginning to stock their boats...
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