Chatham fishermen not impressed with federal aid package – No Buy Back, “Please take care of fishermen first.”

golden towersChatham fishermen at the Thursday meeting were highly critical of the first phase of the aid package, which will soon issue a $32,000 check to each of the 191 qualifying permit holders,,. Diodati said that sentiment was universal at the four meetings he hosted. One state proposal for direct assistance to crewmen stipulated that they needed to show they earned 50 percent of their gross income from fishing. Read more here 08:49