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Our view: Hollow disaster call fails to confront problem

So, the Obama administration, by way of acting Commerce Secretary Roberta Blank, has finally recognized what all of us have known for more than a year — that the Northeast groundfishery is in a state of economic disaster.

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Kerry proves lone fed voice on disaster call By Richard Gaines GDT

The U.S. Commerce Department’s assertion is correct that “diminished fish stocks” played a role in the descent of the Lubchenco into a disaster under the watch of President Obama’s nominee, Jane Lubchenco, as chief administrator over oceans and atmosphere, most believe. Even more certain is that the causes of the disaster are murkier and far more complex than that Even more certain is that the causes of of the disaster are murkier and far more complex than that.  But in announcing the decision Thursday to grant Gov. Deval Patrick and his colleagues governing New York and the other four New England fishing states the disaster finding that had been the object of increasingly desperate pleas dating back to last Nov. 15, the Commerce Department made sure questions could not be asked not of Roberta Blank,the acting secretary; and not of Lubchenco  Read More