- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts (AP) - Former New England Patriots football player Jarvis Green says federal fishing managers need to do a better job of protecting the futures of New England’s community fishermen.

Green joined a group called the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance on Wednesday to lobby regulators to urge them to consider small fishermen when setting policy.

Green relayed his experience growing up around shrimpers in his home state of Louisiana and talked about the challenges faced by today’s fishermen around the country. He says fishermen “mean a lot” to New England’s economy and they deserve support.

Green made his comments at the New England Fishery Management Council’s Plymouth meeting. He played defensive end for the Patriots from 2002 to 2009 and won Super Bowls with the team in 2003 and 2004.

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