Bill Would Promote MA Seafood

A purse seine boat travels through the sanctuary as it searches for schools of tuna. Photo/NOAA, Dann Blackwood, USGS
A purse seine boat travels through the sanctuary as it searches for schools of tuna. Photo/NOAA, Dann Blackwood, USGS

Boston.com: A group of [Massachusetts] state lawmakers led by Senate Republican leader Bruce Tarr is calling for creation of a state program to help promote seafood caught by Massachusetts fishermen.

The bill calls for a seafood marketing program to be set up within the state Division of Marine Fisheries. The lawmakers say the goal is a coordinated approach that will increase demand for seafood and consumer preference for products from the state’s own commercial fishing and seafood industry.

Read more about the seafood-marketing bill in Massachusetts.