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Northeast fishermen protest Obama’s policies

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Taking advantage of President Obama's family vacation on Martha's Vineyard, commercial fishermen staged a protest against federal fishing policy with a flotilla of commercial fishing boats in Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Twenty-five boats from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York joined a half-dozen recreational fishing boats for the midday demonstration Thursday against new federal fishing restrictions they say are decimating the industry intentionally.

The president was reportedly golfing at the time.

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