Charter Boat Captains See Sinking Profits - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

07/25/05

Charter Boat Captains See Sinking Profits

Charter boat captains along the coast say profits are sinking this season.

Captain Tom Becker has run a charter boat fishing service from the Broadwater Marina for the past 21 years.

It's midseason for charter fishing and Becker says, so far, bookings for his business have been down considerably.

It's a crunch Becker says charter boat captains across the board are experiencing on the coast.

"I think it's going to hurt some people and they're really going to look serious about it. Or get another job and try to get a captain to try to run it during the week. I know we've seen more and more of that already. But I really, truthfully believe we're going to see some loss of some boats."

Charter boat season in South Mississippi typically runs from April to October.

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