Fishers on the Great Lake are a highly diverse group.
Some are fishing for fish in the lake, some for the ice and mud in the ice, and some for plankton and invertebrates, all of which can be eaten by humans.
In a sense, the Great lakes are a fishery.
The catch for the largest fish—the Great Lakes bluefin tuna—comes from the lake in winter and the spring.
The fishing industry has become a major economic driver for the region, and the catch for bluefin is among the highest in the world.
Bluefin tuna has been harvested in the U.S. since 1855.
It’s now harvested in about 150 countries.
Fishers in New York City and the Bronx also have a deep-sea industry.
The fishery has long been considered the source of bluefin, but a recent study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that its fishing may have become a less important source of income for many bluefin fishermen.
In fact, a 2015 study from NOAA estimated that bluefin fishing in the Great Atlantic and Caribbean region accounted for more than half of all U.K. bluefin catches.
But while the bluefin industry has flourished in the last several decades, some experts say that the fishing industry in the United States may be facing a crisis.
Fishing industry trends have shifted since the 1970s, when there was no commercial fishing in Great Lakes waters.
Today, the blue fin fishery is the second largest source of U.