Patrick to back lawsuit protesting catch share fishing system

Mass. Gov. Deval L. Patrick is set to file an
Mass. Gov. Deval L. Patrick is set to file an "amicus" brief showing support for a lawsuit brought by Gloucester and New Bedford opposing the new fishing regulatory system. /
GLOUCESTER – Mass. Gov. Deval L. Patrick will back a lawsuit challenging the legality of the new fishing regulatory system, The Gloucester Times reported on Sunday. The new system, based on tight landings limits and a “catch share” format – a system that distributes shares of a total catch to commercial fishers based on either…

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