Stricken fisherman tangled in Massachusetts state regulations

 FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — September 3, 2012 —  A lifelong fisherman who suffered a stroke and can no longer work says he has been unable to sell his boat or his state fishing permit, even with interested buyers, because of state regulations.

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  • "Given Mr. Derego's current situation, we are currently reviewing a proposed rule, introduced in May, which may allow for the transfer of the conch permit along with the lobster permit," Zimmerman said in an email. "We look forward to working with the Derego family in getting this important matter resolved."