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N.E. fishermen win reprieve on catch limits

Senate panel exempts region from new rule that sets strict cap

By Susan Milligan and Beth Daley
Globe Staff / December 16, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- New England fishermen would be spared from a strict federal limit on how much fish they could catch in a given year under a measure approved by a key Senate committee yesterday, pleasing regional lawmakers but frustrating environmentalists who are hoping for tighter measures to protect the area's fish population from overfishing. (Full article: 833 words)

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