DOUG FEENEY

After working on other fishing boats for years, in 2013 Doug purchased a 32 ft. boat with a great hull, and as an experienced boat builder, rebuilt it from scratch and named it after his son, Noah. Designing it to his specifications, he intended to use it to fish in what was becoming a thriving local fishery - dogfish.  Along the way, Doug has become a local spokesperson for the dogfish fishery, a fishery that has been so well managed there is now an overabundance. In 2014 local fishermen in Chatham alone landed 7 million pounds of dogfish - three quarters of what was landed in the entire state of Massachusetts. Right now the majority of what is caught is sold overseas, and Doug is hoping to change that with the CHC.