The Mass. state budget includes $450,000 for UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Its the second year in a row that lawmakers have provided funding to study the ground-fish stocks off New England.

Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford tells WBSM.News, its important that reseach funding continues....

Cabral joined Senator Mark Montigny, State Rep. Chris Markey, and officials with the School of Marine Science on Monday to view a presentation on fishing research.

The project includes video shot with underwater cameras that showed much more fish that the scientists expected.

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