New fishing advocacy group has ambitious agenda

big motauk 007NEW BEDFORD — A new group has thrown its hat in the ring in the battle over  current fishing regulations in New England and they have national ambitions. “I think that everyone is very receptive to a voice that comes at the issue  of fisheries management from a very practical perspective,” said attorney and  former New Bedford mayor Scott W. Lang, one of the founders of the Center for  Sustainable Fisheries. “We think there can be a balance between conservation and  having a dynamic fishing industry.” [email protected] 15:40