1943Fishing industry employees were exempt from the draft during World War II.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Military

Liberman, Howard, Victory food from American waters. Tomorrow’s fishermen–young Gloucester boys push wagons of rosefish from the unloading pier to the processing plant where the fish are filleted and frozen. Many of the boys will follow their forefathers and fishermen in New England waters, September 1942, United States Office of War Information, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017696479/
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Fishermen and shore-side fish processors were exempt from the draft to sustain the food supply but this did not prevent them from enlisting, especially as requisitioned ships left many without a regular income.

Eldridge, David S."Gloucester Fishing in World War II," The American Neptune, Col. XXVII, No. 3, July 1967.
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