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PRESS STATEMENT regarding the loss of Joe Nickerson

Chairman of the Board of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association



It is hard to state the depth of the profound sadness that we have all felt at the news that Joe Nickerson and his crew Chris Pinkham, perished at sea while out fishing. Maine has lost a great man, father, husband, and grandfather, and I have personally lost a dear friend. Joe’s dedication to the fishing communities of Maine throughout his extensive fishing career, and his knowledge and expertise on the water, made him an invaluable leader for our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with loved ones both men leave behind.


At this time, we are asking that the media please respect the family and give them the space they need to grieve during this difficult time.


Ben Martens, Executive Director

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