Scott Brown Pledges to Support Fishermen
August 30, 2012
SouthCoastToday: Two years ago, Jane Derego’s husband, a Fairhaven lobsterman, suffered a stroke and can no longer work. His boat is in storage and because of an unresponsive bureaucracy his wife said she has been unable to sell his fishing permit for some desperately needed funds.
Derego broke down as she shared her ordeal with Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., as he met with a group of about 2 dozen fishermen’s wives at the Seaport Inn Tuesday afternoon [August 21].
Brown vowed to investigate and pledged to continue his support for the struggling sectors of the fishing industry in Massachusetts.
“Apart from veteran’s issues, it’s my number one priority,” Brown said.
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