Times’ journalist Gaines, 69, found dead – By Ray Lamont Editor

Richard Gaines, the award-winning 40-year New England journalist who spent more than a decade as staff writer with the Gloucester Daily Times and carved out a national niche with his local coverage of the commercial fishing industrygdt icon, was found dead Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool outside his home in his beloved Bay View section of the city. His coverage helped spotlight efforts by fishermen and lawmakers alike to challenge the actions of NOAA — particularly its law enforcement wing — leading to a federal Inspector General’s investigation and findings of wrongdoing in 2010. continued @ Gloucester Daily Times

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2 Responses to Times’ journalist Gaines, 69, found dead – By Ray Lamont Editor

  1. philips66 says:

    Very sad news. The fishermen lost a champion that is for sure. My prayers are with his family and friends today. Rest in Peace, Richard.

    • Kristine Harder says:

      I am so very very sorry. What a great loss for the entire fishing nation. During the beginning of the evil catch share debacle his was the loudest voice of reason.

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