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Coakley files lawsuit over fishing cuts

Accusing the federal government of shoddy science and indifference to the plight of Massachusetts fishing families, Attorney General Martha Coakley sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ­Administration Thursday over its attempt to limit this year’s catch on cod and other fish.

Her office called restrictions that slashed limits by 78 percent of 2012’s quota Draconian. The suit was filed in US District Court.

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