Fishermen in Cincinnati’s highridge fisheries have been waiting for the right moment to start their own business, but many of them have found it difficult to get started.
A lot of fishermen in the area say they’ve heard about the possibility of creating a small business in the city, but the city has yet to create any ordinances that would allow them to do so.
The local Fishery Louisville group is working with local city officials to make that happen, but they say it’s still too early to get a license.
“The city of Cincinnati has been pretty much mute on this issue.
There’s not a lot of guidance out there.
If they’re going to go forward with a license, they need to make sure it’s not going to be a small fishery,” said Dave Fenton, chair of the Fishery Louisville board of directors.
Fenton said the group is currently working on a draft ordinance to address the issue, but he also said he expects the city to move forward with other issues that affect the area.
He said he’s hoping to have a plan for the area in place in the near future.
The Cincinnati Fishery Board is an advisory group to the city that advises the mayor and city council on fishery issues.
Fenton said it’s unclear when the city will enact a licensing ordinance for the fishery.