}{enry, flickr

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pressing for more relief for the state's commercial fishermen.

    Warren said the fishermen aren't to blame for the crisis. She said they are facing financial hard times because they followed what the government has asked them to do to help preserve the fishing stock.

    Warren also said she's not comfortable with the science that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is relying on to set catch limits.

    Warren said she's hopeful that disaster aid for the fishing industry can survive budget negotiations in Washington.

    Last week the federal Small Business Administration announced it would provide disaster loans to fishermen.

    Warren made her comments at a ``listening session'' at the Statehouse on Monday. She was joined by fellow U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and representatives of the fishing industry. (Associated Press)