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Commerce Secretary allocates $200 million fishery disaster funding

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocated $200 million in disaster funding appropriated by Congress to help fishermen and the businesses and communities that rely upon them to recover and rebuild following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. Funding has also been appropriated and allocated for the disasters that devastated the West Coast and Alaska fishermen from 2014 to 2017. >click to read<10:03

Really? Gloucester officials unaware of fishery disaster funding role

cashGloucester city officials, caught unaware of the city’s expected role in distributing federal fishery disaster funds to eligible local shore-side businesses, were scrambling today to determine exactly what the city must do to help get funds to affected businesses along the city’s waterfront. The question is whether the city should already have known about its role in the process of distributing the disaster relief to shore-side businesses in the second phase of funding. The state detailed the criteria for distribution in its fishery disaster relief application to NOAA Fisheries last September 30. Read the rest here 19:44