Hurricane Florence darkens the sky over coastal North Carolina. Daniel Pullen photo.

An Atlantic striped bass. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute photo.

Swordfish on the F/V White Water. Blue Water Fishermen's Association photo.

The finished 261-foot Alaska factory trawler North Star on its starboard side in Saint Andrews Bay, Fla.

Haul seiners near Cat Island, Miss. Martin Young phot.

Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence advance on homes in Frisco, N.C. Daniel Pullen photo.

Hurricane damage means oyster dealers are faced with product shortages. But demand has stayed steady. Prestige Oysters photo.

A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. NASA photo.

“We have everything secured — as much as we could do,” said fisheries writer Susan West on Thursday morning from the Outer Banks village of Buxton, N.C.