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AG: Limits Are 'Existential Threat' to Bay State Fishing

Attorney General Martha Coakley wants new regulations thrown out, arguing they aren't based on sound science and would devastate what's left of the state's fishing industry.

The state's attorney general has taken a fresh stand against new federal fishing regulations, saying they aren't based on sound science and don't take into account the economic devastation they could cause.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said the new limits are an "existential threat" to Massachusetts' fishing industry,according to the Associated Press via the Boston Herald.

The regulations cover annual catch limits for species including cod. Thestate sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationover the limits back in May. On Wednesday Coakley called on a federal court to throw out the regulations.

Read more about the state's lawsuit at the Gloucester Times.

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