BOSTON – A marketing program aimed at highlighting and promoting the state’s seafood industry is one step closer to launch.


The economic development bill that includes the seafood marketing program – originally offered by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, and co-sponsored by legislators including Rep. James Cantwell, D-Marshfield, in December 2013 – was part of the recently-passed jobs legislation.


“Goals of this program include bringing attention to seafood in our economy, promote it as healthy food and make people aware of Mass. seafood as an internationally known brand, like Vermont Maple Syrup and Napa Valley Wine,” said Cantwell.


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