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Gillibrand stands up for NY fishermen

An undated photo of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

An undated photo of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking at a news conference. Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Federal rules and fisheries management have left New York fishermen with dwindling shares of fish stocks and must be changed before a vital Long Island industry fades away, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said at a roundtable in Montauk Sunday.

Fishermen said restrictions have hit New York harder than regions such as New England or the mid-Atlantic, which have higher shares of species, some of which thrive in federal waters off Long Island.

>> Read Mark Harrington's full story

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