As he leaves Congress, Barney Frank criticizes some environmentalists, urges lawmakers to listen to fishermen, and expresses concern for the future of SMAST

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) January 3, 2013 – Massachusetts Congressmanbf
Barney Frank leaves office today after 32 years in Congress. In his last Saving
Seafood interview as a sitting member of Congress, Mr. Frank criticized the
policies of some environmental groups as overly rigid, urged lawmakers to listen
to fishermen and called for eliminating the ten-year stock rebuilding
requirement in the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Read More
Listen to the interview with Congressman Frank

  • borehead – Moderator

    “No matter what your connections might be, don’t assume that the environmentalists are the right voices and the fishermen are simply greedy,” he said.

    Environmentalists can be needlessly inflexible on certain issues, and sometimes lack a “hierarchy of values,” he said.