RI Lawmakers Ask Feds to Declare Fishery Disaster

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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.

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