Fishing poundage fees will fund Port of Brookings Harbor projects

Starting in July, the Port of Brookings Harbor will charge a poundage fee for unloading product at the docks, and use the money to finance various projects and infrastructure improvements at the port. The decision has drawn mixed reactions.“It’s not something I’m in favor of,” said Bernie Lindley, a commercial fisherman who operates the Sea Jay fishing vessel. “It’s a nominal fee to begin with, but my concern is it starts out small and gets increased to a bigger amount.” Commercial fisherman and port Commissioner Mike Manning feels otherwise. Read the rest here 11:23

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