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April 29, 2004

Fishermen’s Partnership to Honor
Barney Frank

The Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership (MFP) is very pleased to honor U.S. Representative Barney Frank at its 2004 Annual Meeting. The celebration will take place during a brunch reception from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m on Saturday, May 8th, at the Wamsutta Club located at 427 County Street in New Bedford.

Representative Frank will be presented with MFP’s highest honor, The Wheelhouse Award, for extraordinary achievements to safeguard fishing families. MFP executive director, David Bergeron, said, “Representative Frank has worked steadily and effectively to advocate for fairness in fisheries regulations, transparency in fisheries science, and support of fishing families.”

In 2001 Rep. Frank won federal funding for the Fishing Partnership Health Plan through the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. His successful involvement in the promotion of collaborative research in a broad range of fisheries has literally resulted in outcomes fishermen can take to the bank. Just this year he and the Massachusetts senators were able to secure $5 million for research of the groundfish and scallop fisheries through SMAST. He advocates tirelessly for reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act so the law more effectively balances rebuilding fish stocks with sustaining fishing communities through reasonable flexibility in the 10-year rebuilding standard. Rep. Frank’s myriad actions on important and time sensitive issues produce positive benefits for our fisheries and fishing communities.

Members of the commercial fishing industry are invited to meet and thank Representative Frank for his years of dedicated and effective leadership. For more information and to reserve your place, please call (888) 282-8816.


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