Fishermen Aid Tied Up in Congress
August 21, 2013
SeacoastOnline.com: Eleven months after the U.S. Department of Commerce declared a disaster for the Northeast commercial fishing industry, fishermen have yet to see any money to help alleviate their financial hardship.
It’s a situation that U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-New Hampshire] said needs to change. During an appearance Thursday (August 15, 2013) at the Portsmouth [New Hampshire] commercial fish pier, the senator said she and others in Congress are working to secure $150 million in federal disaster relief for coastal communities across New England, the region where the fishing industry has been hit the hardest.