NY Legislation to Create A Commercial Fishing Advocate and Commercial Fishing Economic Development Program passes

Caitlin +MaireadSenator LaValle said, “The commercial fishing industry is part of the fabric of the East End of Long Island.  It’s essential that we ensure that the industry is adequately represented before state agencies and is provided the proper tools to thrive.  By creating an advocate, fisherman will have a strong voice to assist in the promotion of the industry, and will be part of state economic development plans.” The commercial fishing industry in New York State consists mainly of small or family businesses. (photo,John Derrico)  Read the rest here 13:51