LUTHER BATES

Luther grew up in Chatham, MA and holds a BA in Economics with concentrations in Geology and Architecture from Cornell University.  He self-financed his college education by shellfishing and through various scholarships. After graduation, Luther was recruited by a private equity firm as an options trader on the floor of the NYSE, but chose to go cod fishing instead.  As fishery scientists improved the regulatory climate for Spiny Dogfish Luther set up a longline operation on his 22ft shellfishing skiff. He eventually purchased and currently captains the F/V Singularity, a 32 H&H boat, longlining for Spiny Dogfish off Chatham.  His collection of original paintings and limited-edition photography is showing exclusively in his gallery in Harwich Port, MA, The Nines.