Sen. Blumenthal to share details of first-ever Marine National Monument in Atlantic

This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(WTNH) — US Senator Richard Blumenthal will share the details of the first-ever Marine National Monument in the Atlantic on Friday.

The monument is a historic effort the senator helped lead with Connecticut’s congressional delegation.

The designation will be close to a nearly five thousand square mile area to commercial fisherman, who go there primarily for lobster, red crab, squid, whiting, butterfish, swordfish and tuna.

Fisherman say that this is a “big blow” to their industry and they are deciding on what to do next.

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