Asbury Park Press: Once abundant fish returns

Fishermen on board the commercial vessel Isaetta unload a day's catch of whiting at the Belford Seafood Cooperative in 1985.
Fishermen on board the commercial vessel Isaetta unload a day's catch of whiting at the Belford Seafood Cooperative in 1985.
Photo courtesy of the Asbury Park Press.


Just about any old timer you ask can surely tell you stories of the days they filled burlap sacks full of whiting on night-time winter fishing trips off the New Jersey coast.

Sometimes, the fish made it even easier to be caught.
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