February 21, 2013

South Coast Today: Senators sit with fishing industry

NEW BEDFORD — Massachusetts' two newly minted U.S. senators visited the waterfront Wednesday for a by-invitation town hall-style meeting about the state of the fisheries.

What Elizabeth Warren and William "Mo" Cowan heard was a broad sampling of many of the deep concerns of those groundfishermen whose livelihoods are nearly gone thanks to catch restrictions.

The hour-long meeting at the Waterfront Grille made it clear to them that there is a deep distrust of the government's science which leads to heavy regulation and constant cutbacks.

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