Mr. Phillips is owner and Captain of the F/V Illusion,a 73-foot stern dragger that primarily fishes for yellowtail flounder. He hails from Greenport, NY and has been fishing the waters of Long Island and New England for over 40 years. He fishes the F/V Illusion out of Fairhaven, MA. Along with his wife, Mary Bess, he is the owner of Alice’s Fish Market in Greenport, NY.
Mr. Phillips has long been an advocate for improvingl fishery management, with regulations that take into account reliable science and that consider all the resulting impacts on fishermen, including economics and personal safety. He is highly respected throughout the fishing community and has been featured in an article in the Long Island Newsday.