Delegation denies fisheries plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation are speaking out against a fisheries plan they say would devastate the state’s fishing industry.

Congressmen Jeb Bradley and Charles Bass and Sens. John Sununu and Judd Gregg wrote the National Marine Fisheries Service to say the plan would be particularly harsh on New Hampshire’s fishing fleet because it affects waters close to shore, where most of the fleet operates.

They say if the plan is approved, most of the boats would not be able to go to sea enough days to make a profit. They also say companies that support the fishing fleet would suffer, hurting the state’s economy.

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