Shellfish Growers to Receive Disaster Insurance
January 7, 2015
TheDay.com: A “long overdue” change in a federal program offering shellfishermen insurance coverage for storm-related losses should boost Connecticut’s aquaculture industry, the region’s congressional delegation said Tuesday.
The change, adopted Dec. 15 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, extends coverage to shellfishermen who eschew the use of containment devices—bags, cages, pens—in the production of such mollusks as oysters, clams and mussels. Previously, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, or NAP, applied only to growers of aquaculture species maintained in controlled environments.
Read more about the federal disaster insurance for shellfishermen.