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State to pursue its own fishing regulations (MA)

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Article from New Bedford

"Massachusetts will draw up its own groundfish management plan with the hope of moving the federal government away from its ?days at sea? system, which has been ineffective and catastrophic to the industry, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles told The Standard-Times on Tuesday."
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Looks to me like just another way to distribute the pain. The basic problem is too many boats chasing too few fish, so no matter how you vut it some folks are going to be hurting.
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