Governor takes fishing case to the top

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Expressing "extraordinary frustration" with the U.S. Commerce Department, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday released a written plea to President Barack Obama for his personal intervention "to set your agencies ... on a course of cooperation" with the commercial fishing industry.

Patrick brought the political, social and economic crisis in the New England fishing industry to the desk of the president for the first time, and at the start of the two-year presidential election cycle.

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