Woman Who Loves To Fish Remains Optimistic Despite Hard Economic Times

Every day is a fishing day, but not every day one can catch a fish. TNN’s Trevor Lindsay spoke with fisherwoman Cammie Smith, who has been fishing for over 30 years, her base is down at Devonshire Dock.

Some of the fishermen that Ms. Smith fished with when she was younger were Donny Foggo, Bailey Outerbridge and “Uncle Dumbard,” just to name a few.

Ms. Smith has been diving for mussels for decades too. For her, both commercial fishing and mussel diving are equally rewarding, because that is her life.

“ I like to live and do things freely and live off of the land,” she said. “ That is the way people have to live nowadays.”

Despite the unprecedented economic times, Ms. Smith believes that the fishing industry in Bermuda is still pretty strong, because from her observations, everyone is making some money.

“ We get some bad days, we also get some good ones. Generally, though, it’s pretty good,” she said.

She and other fishermen at Devonshire Dock sell two-pound bags of fish for $30, and whole fish are priced according to their weight.
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