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Officials: Fishing Training Grant Critical for Safety

Congress passed a bill today that will help ensure the safety of local fishermen, according to US Congressman William Keating (D-Bourne). The bill, HR 5769, the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, reauthorizes funding for the US Coast Guard for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.  Included in the legislation was a Keating Provision that reauthorized critical fishing safety training grant programs. Read the rest here 16:21

Warren set to host fishing reform hearing today

gdt iconThe hearing — which will also include Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard — is designed to rein in input from fishermen and industry advocates. Among those scheduled to testify include Brian Rothschild, who has headed up the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth marine science program and is recognized as one of the most respected and leading advocates for fishermen and the fisheries. [email protected] 06:54

VIDEO: Rep. Keating and Mayor Mitchell host fisheries forum in New Bedford, Massachusetts

logoMay 15, 2013 — On Monday, May 13, Congressman William Keating and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell hosted a joint meeting of the Federal Fishing Advisory Board and the Federal Fishing Advisory Board inFederal Fishing Advisory Board, seeking input from the fishing industry on the current state of fisheries management.  Video