Tag Archives: fisheries disaster relief

Fishermen lukewarm about disaster relief

Certain permit holders will be eligible for $32,500 in in the coming months. But some in the industry say the amount is a patch over a gaping wound. “I would be happy if they gave me back more fish. I don’t want the money,” said Linda McCann, sector manager for Northeast Fishery sectors 7 and 8. Read more here 08:32

Meager aid for N.J. marine industry stirs anger

Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, at only $1.5 million, New Jersey has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations. Read more here philly.com  09:49

Scituate, Marshfield fishermen question amount and timing of federal relief

The $75 million in fisheries disaster relief approved by the federal government has been good news for the fishing industry as a whole, but South Shore fishermen are uncertain as to how much relief they will receive. Read [email protected]  18:38