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February 6, 2013

Our view: Bay State's 'Sacred Cod' has become NOAA's sacred cow

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Bullard’s and NOAA’s hard truth is that, based on questionable data, New England’s groundfishermen will have to shelve their boats and gear for the entirety of the coming fishing year, a downright offensive order from this renegade arm of our own federal government. But it’s time our lawmakers delivered some hard truths to NOAA and the Department of Commerce as well:

Taxpayers cannot be expected to supply their hard-earned money to a department and agency committed to destroying so many small businesses and killing so many jobs in an industry that — wthout NOAA’s help — has lasted nearly 400 years.

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