Senator John Kerry met with fishermen and city leaders in New Bedford today to discuss the fishing industry.
Sen. Kerry said, “Our fisherman across Massachusetts are hurting, not just the economy, but the government and some the decisions that have been made without sensitivity and without adequate creativity. I believe we can do better.”
NECN reports that Kerry plans to fight federal fishing rules. The fishing industry plays a major part in the Massachusetts economy, but local fisherman are ofter caught in the middle of federal trade bans that effect their incomes.
Senator Kerry has been a longtime advocate for the fishing industry here in Massachusetts.