By Erik Anderson
August 07, 2012 2:00 AM
In bringing any idea to fruition, there are always a few surprises that unfold. When I approached Howard Altschiller, executive editor of Seacoast Media Group, with the thought of running a column about fresh and local seafood, he thought it was a great idea. The surprise came when he said, "When do you want to start writing it?" And so begins an attempt to inform you from the fishermen's perspective about what the local fishing industry is, what it's catching and the value of having fresh seafood at our community's doorstep.
Without a doubt, the commercial fishing industry is part of the fabric of New Hampshire's history and many assets. That in itself has been well-documented and written, and in its present day form, it still exists as in the past with boats leaving in the early hours of the morning to conduct their business before the rest of the community gets in gear. Call it our commute, but in good or foul weather it takes place mostly every day to keep that heritage alive.