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    NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS: Slowly, fishing reforms make headway
    November 6, 2013 -- Monday’s Boston hearing did not focus on how to throw money at the fishing crisis, but on carrying our reforms to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

    For too many years, NOAA officials have been allowed to ignore one important act “standard” that requires the feds to take into account the economic impact of any new regulations and policies on fishing communities such as Gloucester.
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    GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: Hearing rightfully turns spotlight on Magnuson reforms
    November 5, 2013 -- Since May 1 – the dawn of the new commercial season — the dire catch limits clamped on Gulf of Maine cod and other species by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has turned the spotlight on the industry’s increasingly urgent need.
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    GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES: SBA loan program a drop in bucket for fishermen
    November 3, 2013 -- The SBA loan approval is a positive step, but, like the limited grant program that may allocated up to $10 million in Saltonstall-Kennedy Act funds for innovated fishery improvement projects, is just another tiny step toward confronting a giant economic problem.
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    STEVE URBON: Fishermen's pension can't tread water
    November 4, 2013 -- A couple of dozen boat owners don't matter a hill of beans to the federal government. But these men pursued the American dream, worked hard, played by the rules, and in the end were left with worse than nothing.

    That's just wrong.
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    Conservation Law Foundation criticizes Barney Frank and New Bedford newspaper's assessment of National Research Council report
    October 31, 2013 -- The following opinion piece was written by Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF):
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BANGOR DAILY NEWS: How politicians can help keep Maine’s waterfronts working

April 10, 2014 -- In May 2012, Gov. Paul LePage squandered a chance to show Maine is committed to investments in research and development that offer researchers and entrepreneurs the tools needed to hone ideas and develop them into marketable products.