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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says More Disaster Aid Needed For Fishermen

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Is $14 million enough to save hundreds of Massachusetts fishermen facing an industry crisis? US Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t believe it is.

While visiting the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on Wednesday, Warren tells WBSM News there should have been a quicker response and more funding.

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The federal government sent more than $14 million to Massachusetts earlier this month to assist fishermen that have been hurt by new regulations and declining fish stocks.

Warren says she hopes Congress can raise more funds for fishermen during this time of crisis in the industry.

The Senator and Congressman Bill Keating took a brief tour of the institute’s labs and spoke with scientists.

They also got a tour of some equipment used by the institute and even movie director James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger submarine used to explore some of the deepest parts of the ocean.

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