RI Lawmakers Ask Feds to Declare Fishery Disaster
September 4, 2012
Boston.com: Rhode Island lawmakers have joined Gov. Lincoln Chafee in pushing the federal government to declare a disaster in the New England groundfish fishery, citing significant catch limit reductions projected for next year.
The lawmakers say in a letter released Saturday (August 25) that the declaration could make fishermen eligible for additional loan programs and authorizes Congress to provide additional assistance.
Follow New England Boating:
Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!
Each month our emailed newsletter keeps you up to speed on the top news items, videos, destinations, reviews and fishing articles on New England Boating, so you won’t miss a beat. It’s convenient, it’s free, and you can opt out at any time!