Back in Stoughton, the still-shrimpy shrimp seemed healthy and lively. Tran’s parents were shrimp fishermen in Vietnam, and Howard is a longtime seafood-industry vet. Even so, the two had a tough time jumping through all the necessary regulatory hoops to get Sky 8 off the ground.
“It was hard to make the marine fisheries people understand,” says Tran. “It was unfamiliar, unknown.”
Now that it’s a reality, things are a bit different. “Now,” he says, “they’re excited.”
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