The Massachusetts charter fishing industry is set to reopen in a few days after being shut down due to coronavirus.

Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, ordered the industry back open as part of a phased reopening of the state's economy on Monday. Baker's order allows the state's for-hire fishing industry to reopen on May 25, which is the Memorial Day holiday.

Among local charters planning to start offering fishing trips Monday is Gloucester Fleet. Its 72-foot Lady Sea, berthed at Cape Ann's Marina Resort off Essex Avenue, will will have a capacity of only 10 due to COVID-19 restrictions during 

The industry, which draws customers from all over New England and beyond, will be subject to health and safety guidelines designed to limited the spread of the virus. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries had prohibited for-hire fishing trips with an April 27 statement.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is also working to safely reopen the recreational fishing industry.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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