Kilmartin lends support to Mass. lawsuit seeking to overturn ‘Draconian’ fishing regulation

ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, claiming the agency failed to mitigate the economic impact of a regulation reducing ground-fishing allotments on the local fishing industry. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, claiming the agency failed to mitigate the economic impact of a regulation reducing ground-fishing allotments on the local fishing industry. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in support of the Massachusetts lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeking to reverse a federal regulation that reduces ground-fishing allotments by 77 percent. The NOAA oversees the Northeast Fishery Management Council, which regulates the fishing…

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