Bridging the Gap – Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk – A Response to the New England Ground Fish Crisis

GLOUCESTER (CBS)-  The City of Gloucester says preserving New England’s fishing industry is in the nation’s best interest, but they’ll need federal dollars to save it. The Department of Commerce declared the Northeast groundfisheries an economic disaster last fall, paving the way for financial relief. Mayor Carolyn Kirk spearheaded the creation of a plan outlining the best use of government funding. Video

The Mayor and her panel create a “Bridge Plan” to maintain the port through these difficult times. The plan will require funding from relief money, yet to be approved by Congress. Read the press release.