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Mass. delegation calling SBA loans aid for the New England fishing industry.

The entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide financial assistance to New England fishermen who have been affected by reductions in annual catch limits and groundfish stocks. The Commerce Department last fall issued a declaration of disaster for the Northeast groundfish fishery, saying that it could require $100 million in federal aid. [email protected]  08:27

Lawmakers join push for SBA fish aid – Gloucester Daily Times 13:50

Saving Seafood Alert – Three Members of Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Push for Fishing Disaster Funding

Rep. Markey’s amendment, which was filed today, seeks to restore the $150
million in funding as an emergency appropriation, and therefore would not
require a reduction in spending from other relief programs in the bill. Rep.
Markey is the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee, which has
jurisdiction over fisheries issues and funding for NOAA. Read more

Rep. Tierney’s amendment has been cosponsored by Don Young (R-Alaska), Joe Courtney (D- Connecticut), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), James McGovern (D-Massachusetts), Joe Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), Bill Keating (D-Massachusetts) and Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).