Executive Order

Executive Order  No. 65: Establishing a Governor's Advisory Committee on the Domestic Fishing Industry

Date: 10/29/1968
Issuer: John A. Volpe
Revoking: Rescinding Executive Order 63

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Executive Order No. 63 is hereby rescinded.

WHEREAS, there is a critical need to provide immediate assistance to the valuable commercial fishing industry of the Commonwealth and to those citizens engaged in this, the state's oldest industry; and

WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Commonwealth, acting through its appropriate agencies, to assist in the protection, enhancement and development of this industry and the resources upon which it depends; and

WHEREAS, this industry is faced with the problem of competition from heavily subsidized foreign fisheries, and other economic problems of a serious nature; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Commonwealth as consumers are vitally interested in the availability of wholesome fresh fish of domestic origin;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Volpe, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of all the authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order.

1. There is hereby created a committee to be known as the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Domestic Fishing Industry. The Committee shall consist of seven members, one of whom shall be the Commissioner of Natural Resources and the remaining six shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor and shall serve at his pleasure. The Commissioner shall serve as Chairman.

2. It shall be the duty of the Committee

(a) To review present problems of the domestic fishing industry with special emphasis on the production of fresh fish.

(b) To suggest programs to support this industry and its related components.

(c) To assist in proposing and supporting any legislation necessary to implement the suggested programs.

(d) To advise -- together with the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission -- the Governor on all matters concerning the domestic fishing industry and the production of fresh fish in the Commonwealth.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this twenty-ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety- third.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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