An Agenda Driven Study: Marine charities net more than iconic fishery

Massachusetts boasts one of the most iconic fisheries in the U.S., but new research suggests that protecting marine coastlines has surpassed commercial fishing as an economic driver.  The study is the first to calculate the economic value of coastal preservation in Massachusetts. The research finds these efforts contributed $179 million to the state’s economy in 2014, more than finfish landings ($105 million) and whale-watching ($111 million). “Marine conservation has become a major economic force in Massachusetts,,, (It is an industry of destruction.) >click to read< 12:27