Rhode Island Cod fishermen will benefit from federal cash

cashThe state of Rhode Island has received nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to help fishermen affected by the 2013 groundfish disaster. The $705,658 in federal money, which will provide direct assistance to fishermen, was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The money also will help recruit and train the industry’s work force. “Fishing is vital to our history and our economy, and we need smart policies and investments that will help set the fishery on a more viable, sustainable path for the future,” said U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Jamestown resident and a member of the appropriations subcommittee that led the effort. Read the rest here 08:31

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