Monday, May 23, 2022
I am proud to join my colleague Senator Patrick O'Connor in sponsoring legislation to provide support to the lobstermen who have endured state closures in our ongoing efforts to protect the endangered right whale.
Commercial fishing is essential to the Commonwealth - we are rich in sustainable seafood. Among all states we are second in the country for overall seafood value with over $640 million dollars paid at the dock, we're number 1 for sea scallops and number 2 for lobster. The economic impact is into the billions with a workforce over 100,000 strong.