New England fishermen and their allies have submitted a petition to members of Congress urging them to close the regional office for federal fishing regulators and funnel the savings to the fishing industry.

The petition with more than 150 signatures seeks to eliminate the Northeast Regional Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Gloucester. It was submitted Thursday.

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