Reporter: Why was it so important you stopped at the fishing co-op your first stop here in New Hampshire today?
Palin: Well, commercial fishing is near and dear to my heart of course, you know having fished for so many years. And I understand fish politics.
I understand what these fishermen are going through as they’re trying to get their industry rolling again and government kind of gettin’ in the way because of decisions being based not only on biology, but on influence that money can buy. That’s unfortunate because an industry like this it cannot afford to have politics in such play.
Biology needs to dictate decisions in a fishery.
So it was important to get to talk to the fishermen and hear what their concerns are and hopeful at some point I’ll be able to help them out.