All startup business owners have their own, unique reason for how they cultivated their passion. Robert Stewart is no different. Growing up in South Kingstown, RI, cultivated Rob’s passion for fishing. Jacob Raleigh helps tell this commercial fisherman’s story.
Summer is in full swing, and with it, local farmers and fishermen are hard at work producing the fresh, quality agricultural and seafood products we all enjoy. Celebrate the bounty of Northeast agriculture by visiting local farmers’ market and ag retail locations.
Lobster represents 75% of Maine’s commercial fishery value; the state’s 6,000 licensed fishermen landed 8.4 million pounds more lobster in 2016 than in 2015. Read more about the importance of the Northeast to the region’s overall commercial fishing infrastructure.