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New England fishermen say new rules mean ruin

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Minutes after New England fishery managers took a vote that cast doubt on the historic industry’s future, the prospects clearest to Gloucester fisherman Paul Vitale were his own.

‘‘I’m bankrupt,’’ said the 40-year-old father of three. ‘‘That’s it. I’m all done. The boat’s going up for sale.’’

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