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Rep. Patrick Kearney sponsoring three bills for Massachusetts’ fishing industry

State Rep. Patrick Kearney is sponsoring three bills aimed at helping the state’s commercial fishing and lobster industries. Kearney testified in support of the three bills, H814, H815 and H816, at a hearing on Tuesday, June 25. The first, H814, seeks to keep lobster fishing open year round,,,  “It’s a false choice between being environmentally friendly and being in support of the lobster industry that supports thousands of jobs here in Massachusetts,” he said. “Despite all the fear-mongering about whales being harmed regularly by Massachusetts lobster traps, our lobster industry has taken steps over a 20-year period, at its own expense, to be environmentally conscious. >click to read< 14:04