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Sens. Warren, Markey To Hold Mass. Fishing Hearing At State House

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Fishing off Gloucester (File Photo from Facebook)

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BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to hold a “listening session” at the Statehouse to hear about challenges facing Massachusetts’ fishing industry.

Warren said she hopes to hear from fishermen, shore side businesses and the local marine science community about how science and fisheries management can be improved to sustain the fishing culture in the state.

Warren will be also joined at the Monday morning hearing by fellow U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Massachusetts U.S. Reps. John Tierney and William Keating.

The session comes as Congress weighs the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the law that regulates fishing in the United States.

U.S. Sen. Begich, an Alaska Democrat and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will also attend the listening session.

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