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That it's been called lay a crisis in coastal communities across the country Fisher bit.
Both commercial and sport.
Say they're being bullied by the federal government -- many regulations controversial new rules that dictate when where and how much they can fish.
And how much they can catch it's destroying their ability to make a living in the water now.
We're joined from the epicenter this fight between the fishermen and the federal government Fox Business is actually Webster with the story today actually where -- Yeah good morning call wherein -- Gloucester Massachusetts is about an hour north of Boston on -- and it is literally.
The oldest seaport in America the fishing industry.
Essentially born here all the way back in 1620 for -- -- it also -- is very Saint Paul where they Andrea Gail.
Left on the ill fated trip back in 1991.
That was depicted in the movie the perfect -- -- fisherman as you say Connell today.
Are -- thing that being swept away by regulations regulations that.
Really dictate how much they can fish where it sold based on share allotments if they say the amounts of shares of the man to fish being allotted to them.
I'm just not enough in fact -- shares if you like to try to give us stocks and shares analogy.
And putting the small commercial fishermen out of business.
By some estimates 25% of commercial boats have been forced to shut down.
And for many -- -- just like Gloucester that relies so heavily on the fishing industry it is for proving to be a huge huge problem.
For more than two million jobs are supported by the commercial fishing industry in this country not just hearing glass of this being affected -- remain all the way down to North Carolina.
The battle is between the national.
Oceanic and atmospheric administration or no up and the commercial fishermen commercial fishermen saying they're not being given a -- say on the new rules and regulations are really kicked in.
Early last year.
And they say that -- has not been responsive to their concerns are coming up today common we've got a laundry list of people were talking to and some big time politicians we have.
Democratic congressman Barney Frank will be joining us we have Republican Senator John Kerry and -- democratic senate don't carry should say -- Republican senator.
Scott Brown as well as the mayor of -- herself who will be joining us to really explain this issue -- it gets very complicated we can get into the weeds of all the the issues hit the bottom line is commercial fishermen here and up and down the eastern -- say they are essentially being put out of work they just simply cannot afford.
-- the living on the water based on what the federal government is allowing them to do so -- an interesting issue it's one that's going -- with much of the country not aware of but the communities like -- is literally a matter of life or death when it comes to making a living on the -- -- -- that's very juicy stuff Ashley -- -- from Gloucester Massachusetts know that Barney Frank interview be on our show at 11 -- -- look forward to that.
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