Friday, February 28, 2014
New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief | Rhode Island Public Radio
New England Fishermen To Receive Nearly $33 Million In Disaster Relief | Rhode Island Public Radio: early $33 million in disaster relief money will soon flow to help New England fishermen hurting from declining fish stocks and tighter fishing limits. The federal government declared a fisheries disaster last year in Rhode Island. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined other congressional leaders to include $74 million in fisheries disaster in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.