NH fishermen receive $32.8 million in federal relief funds
The disaster relief funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH.
The funding represents almost half of the $75 million designated for relief for commercial fishermen around the country, which was included in the federal funding bill signed into law in January.
“Funding recipients (New England multispecies groundfish fishery) will have broad latitude to determine the best use of the funds to meet the unique needs of their local businesses and communities,” according to NOAA. “Funds can be used for activities that, ‘restore the fishery or prevent a similar failure in the future, and to assist a fishing community affected by such failure.’”
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