Comm. Fishing Crews to Receive Assistance Funds

Comm. Fishing Crews to Receive Assistance Funds
Commercial Fishing, photo illustration/New England Boating.

Gloucester Times: Massachusetts’ plan for distributing $8.2 million in state-specific fishery assistance grants includes proposals to fund direct assistance to crew members and shoreside businesses, as well as vocational and vessel safety training, cooperative research and local seafood marketing.

Speaking tonight in a meeting at the state Division of Marine Fisheries Annisquam Station in front of about 70 fishermen and stakeholders, state officials filled in some the details of the plan to disburse the $14.5 million headed to Massachusetts.

Read more about the proposal to give assistance funds to Massachusetts fishing crews.