"The Cape Cod fishing community would be an afterthought without the support of the Fishermen's Alliance because of the big boat interest in New Bedford and Gloucester would dominate. That's why I'm such a strong supporter of this organization and of our highly motivated, intelligent staff members."
Ray Kane has been an active and successful Cape Cod fisherman for nearly 40 years. He is owner-operator of his own vessel, F/V Frenzy, and has caught a variety of species including lobsters, bluefin tuna and groundfish such as cod, haddock and pollock and black seabass. He currently serves as an outreach spokesperson and fishery advocate for the Fishermen’s Alliance; he is the chairman of the Massachusetts Fisheries Advisory Commission, attends all of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meetings, and was appointed by the Baker Administration to the ASMFC as the Governor's Appointee State Commissioner in January 2017.
In addition to his fishing interests, Ray was employed for four years with Sevenson Environmental Services as captain of the boats involved in the cleanup of PCBs from the Acushnet River to ameliorate the pollution of New Bedford Harbor, one of the EPA's largest ongoing Superfund cleanup sites.
Raymond Kane, Outreach Coordinator