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Government offers Mass. fishermen money not to fish

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Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:00 am

BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is paying Massachusetts sport fishermen to give up their fishing licenses for a year.

Federal officials tell The Boston Globe that the offer isn't about reducing fishing, but is part of an experiment to calculate the loss if an environmental disaster forced sport fishing to stop.

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