MA Governor Backs Fishermen Over Monitors


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently attacked NOAA’s plan to force fishermen to pay for at-sea observers on their boats and reiterated his pledge to help convince the federal fishing regulator to consider science other than its own, according to an article on

Baker, speaking to a crowd of about 100 near the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, with the city’s Outer Harbor sparkling in the background, called the federal at-sea observer proposal “the most perfect example of an unfunded mandate I think I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Read about Governor Baker criticizing NOAA’s plan for fishing monitors.