Granite State to get $2 million in fishery disaster relief money


May 28. 2014 9:39PM






New Hampshire will receive more than $2 million in federal fishery disaster funds, U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte said in a joint statement.

About $900,000 will go directly to fishermen in the form of assistance in the wake of what Shaheen and Ayotte said were “onerous catch limit regulations and consequent economic losses.” About $1.1 million will be used at the state’s discretion, the statement said. The money comes from $32.8 million being disbursed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“Today’s announcement by NOAA that an agreement has been reached to distribute fishery disaster funds is welcome news for New Hampshire’s fishing industry and the seacoast economy,” Shaheen, D-N.H., said in a statement. “This means that funds will be distributed more quickly to those struggling and that New Hampshire will receive its fair share of the disaster resources to help protect and preserve this historic industry.”

“This agreement is welcome news and will help provide short-term relief to New Hampshire’s fishermen. But more importantly, our struggling small-boat fleet needs relief from onerous federal regulations so New Hampshire’s fishermen can continue to make a living,” Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a statement.
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