State permit holders, crews eyed for next round of fishing aid

gdt iconGriffin said those recipients are expected to include groundfishermen who fish on state permits, as well as those who fish on federal permits. The current draft of the Phase 2 distribution plan, according to Griffin, calls for the next largest portion of assistance to go to eligible crew members, followed by for-hire charter owners, shoreside businesses and sector administrations.  Read more here @ reformulated GDT  08:07

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  1. borehead says:

    The $8.3 million is the second part of the $14.8 million targeted for Massachusetts from the $75 million appropriated in January by Congress. The first phase includes the $6.5 million in direct assistance currently being distributed in lump-sum payments of $32,500 to 201 eligible Bay State permit holders.Griffin said an additional 68 payments went out last Friday and are expected to reach the beneficiaries today. That will bring the total number of permit holders who have received direct assistance to 125 — 60 of whom are Essex County-based permit holders.

    “The money is starting to roll out now,” Griffin said. “The plan now is to try to release more of the money every Friday so the permit holders see the funds in their accounts early the next week.”

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