Maine is set to receive $2 million more to support its ground fish industry.

The funding was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is releasing $10 million more to New England states to help fishermen transition to a new fisheries management system scheduled to begin May 1.

The money will be used by the Maine Department of Marine Resources to set up a permit bank for fishing permits for small and remote Maine fishing communities. The money is in addition to $1 million Maine received earlier this year for the transition period.


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