Massachusetts: State to cap the amount of fishing disaster relief

The Division of Marine Fisheries said it will cap the amount of disaster relief available to individuals who hold groundfishing permits — essentially cutting in half the amount of money destined for one man. Boat owner Carlos Rafael threatened to sue the state for reneging on the $617,500 he says he’s due — or $32,500, 19 times over. “I will straighten ’em out,” said Rafael, sitting in his South Front street office and phoning his lawyer. Read the rest here  10:23

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