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Federal Government May Offer Help To Local Crab Fishermen

Local fishermen who may have suffered economic losses due to the recent restrictions on commercial and recreational Dungeness and Rock crab fishing may receive financial help from the federal government. The Small Business Administration wants to hear from anyone who believes they suffered financial losses.,, The SBA will look at the feedback and determine if the impacts were enough to meet disaster loan criteria. If it does, any business or entity impacted by the closure could qualify for low-interest loans. SBA officials are only gathering information at this point. Read the rest here 07:38

Crab fishing boats remain in dock as season closure continues

dungenesscrabWhile Dungeness and Rock Crab are off the table, fishermen are losing a source of income.   “It’s our life, it really is. Everything revolves around the crab and the boat,” says Lori French, a local fisherman’s wife and the Vice President of Central Coast Women for Fisheries.   The delayed crab season has taken a toll on French’s family.   “We are living off of savings,” says French. “I don’t think when the press release went out we thought we would be looking at the new year without working and fishing, and here we are at the new year.” Video,  Read the article here 09:06