Press release from the Peter Tedeschi campaign...
Peter Tedeschi, former President and CEO of Tedeschi Food Shops and candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts, vows to be an advocate on behalf of Southeastern Massachusetts’ fishing industry if elected.
“The health of this industry impacts countless ancillary businesses, and the wellbeing of families behind these businesses should be a top priority for the Congressman from this district,” says Peter Tedeschi. “The industry, and the region, need an advocate. Congressman Keating is simply not doing enough.”
In July of 2018, Congressman Keating voted against the most recent reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, a bill which would benefit the commercial fishing industry in Southeastern Massachusetts through common sense reforms. Peter Tedeschi says he would have voted in favor of the bill.
When Tedeschi first entered the race in November 2017, he expressed disappointment with the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts area as a national monument by President Obama, making it off-limits to commercial fishermen. The designation was made without public comment period or engagement with the region’s stakeholders, specifically commercial fishermen. Tedeschi says that he is willing to fight with leadership, even of the Republican Party, if they propose any action that is not is the best interest of his constituents.