Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Adrianne Madden
Friday, 27 August 2010
Blogpic The large flotilla of New England fishermen meeting President Obama at his vacation spot on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., to protest the management mess at NOAA and NMFS has lots of support in the fishing industry.
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