Kyle Steek is a 22-year-old senior studying Emergency Management at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He lives in Wareham, Mass. and has been fishing since age 13. Kyle targets bluefish and other species including striped bass, black sea bass and fluke. Kyle's homeport for bluefish is Falmouth Harbor, but he fishes many ports depending on where the fish are congregating each season.
"I believe that sustainable commercial fisheries are crucial to the economy of Cape Cod. The Cape was built on the commercial fishing industry, and it is and always will be a part of the Cape's heritage and culture. I hope it will continue to prosper for years to come. It is especially important to my family. I put myself through college using my income from fishing and will graduate without owing a lot on student loans."