Photography: Rough Seas
Once, Rhode Island's fishermen roamed the seas unfettered, hauling up nets brimming with lobster, cod and haddock. But now with some species over fished and in sharp decline, the United States Government is putting more pressure on the fleet to halt the loss. Fishermen say the ever-tightening regulations are strangling them to a point where it's almost impossible to make a living. But, with less fish for the taking, the Rhode Island's fishing community must adapt to survive or leave the state's signature industry all together.