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State legislators call on Brown to declare crab fishery disaster

A group of nine California legislators sent a bipartisan letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday calling for him to declare a crab fishery disaster in order to help secure financial assistance for the state’s impacted fishing industry. The state legislators’ letter urges Brown to ask U.S. Secretary of Commerce to declare a fishery disaster through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. If approved, the designation would allow the federal government to issue disaster assistance as allowed under two federal statutes — the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act. Read the article here 08:20

Guest View: Tide begins turning fishermen’s way By Elizabeth Warren

sct logoFor the past two years, I have made many visits to Massachusetts fishing communities in New Bedford, Gloucester and the South Shore to hear about the challenges facing the industry. [email protected]

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Mass. senators join the fray on fisheries – Warren, Cowan onboard..

sct logoBOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., stepped into the fray to bring relief to Northeast fishermen, introducing her first Senate amendment in the form of a disaster assistance fund for fishermen. “It’s long overdue,” said Jim Kendall, a former scallop fisherman and president of New Bedford Seafood Consulting. “First of all, it’s been officially declared a disaster in the fisheries (for some time).” continue