MIHOS: Well, number one is I will appoint a secretary of agriculture which will help our farmers, our fishing industry here, and I will work against Cape Wind so that those fishermen can fish out there and have a decent industry. Fishing has long been part of this commonwealth. I’ll work with the hook fishermen and all of them to get this done.
PATRICK: First of all, I commend the lieutenant governor for getting engaged in those regulatory fights in Washington. That is important, both to the Gloucester fleet and to the New Bedford fleet. The issues of protection of George’s Bank to the fishing opportunities in the areas where we’re talking about LNG off of Gloucester are incredibly important.
ROSS: Agriculture & the fishing industry have suffered greatly and these are key elements of the industry and jobs in this state. I think that there’s no question that what we’re seeing is that those particular areas of economic development are not getting the attention that a bunch of more, citified maybe, forms of economic development have gotten attention to.
HEALEY: There’s no one here who has worked as hard as I have to make sure that our fishing industry here in Massachusetts continues to thrive. I’ve been down in Washington fighting against the new regulations that are genuinely putting our fishermen right out of business right now. They are incredibly strict regulations that are going to ruin the fish industry
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