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Fishermen joining forces for survival

Co-ops could increase efficiency

Dustin Ketchopulos (left) is captain of the 46-foot boat Special K. He and crewman Kyle Conant mended a net last month. Dustin Ketchopulos (left) is captain of the 46-foot boat Special K. He and crewman Kyle Conant mended a net last month. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Steven Rosenberg
Globe Staff / April 26, 2009

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Still reeling from new federal regulations that will cut fishermen's days at sea and cost the region's fishing industry $17.4 million a year, local fishermen are seeking to form cooperatives that they hope would help them catch their annual allotted quota more efficiently. (Full article: 849 words)

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