Fishermen Aid Tied Up in Congress

Senator Shaheen visited New Hampshire State Fishing Pier to meet with representatives from New Hampshire Community Seafood and local fishermen. Photo/Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Shaheen visited New Hampshire State Fishing Pier to meet with representatives from New Hampshire Community Seafood and local fishermen. Photo/Senator Jeanne Shaheen

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.

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