January 16, 2013

Hurricane Sandy bill shortchanges Northeastern fishermen

Republicans in the House remove funding for New England's disaster-designated fishing industry before the bill passes.

By Kevin Miller kmiller@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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A wharf in Friendship, Maine on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The U.S. House of Representatives has shut out New England fishermen from any emergency aid in its pending disaster relief bill. ortheast fishermen became eligible for federal aid last year after a national fishery disaster was declared in the region, due to the unexpectedly slow recovery of stocks of bottom-dwelling groundfish, such as cod and flounder. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

"They failed to do so," he said.

 

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