Feds Return $500,000 in Commercial Fishing Fines
December 19, 2012
Portland Press Herald: The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters.
Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to forgive about $150,000 in debt related to sanctions given to 2 complainants.
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