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Federal fishery disaster money eased Alaska salmon fishery failures, but only for some

cashThe federal government’s help easing the impact of recent Alaska salmon fishery failures wasn’t enough to provide relief to all the players involved. Alaska initially received nearly $8 million in federal money after declaring a disaster in 2012 due to low king salmon runs on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and in the Cook Inlet region. That’s according to a new study from the National Marine Fisheries Service, “Many commercial fishery stakeholders may have gotten little benefit from the relief payments because they were made to permit holders and may not have made their way to other key fishery participants,” it said. Those others include the nonpermit holding crew, vessel owners, suppliers of fishing inputs and owners, employees and suppliers of fish processing companies. Read the rest here 18:21

Gloucester Fishermen to get direct aid

gdt iconThe plan to deliver the long-awaited federal fishery disaster money to Gloucester fishermen and others in the Northeast multispecies groundfishery is largely in place, but recipients probably won’t see any of it until early fall. Read more here (the new paywall allows 5 page views, not articles) 14:24

$11 million in federal fishery disaster money will help restore oyster and blue crab fisheries in Mississippi

Both were declared disasters following a 2011 season ruined by freshwater from the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway. Read more here  07:53