2015Federal aid for Massachusetts-based fishermen was dispersed locally to commercial permit holders, crew members, shore-side businesses, and recreational fishing operators.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Approximately $8.3 million in the second round of federal fishery disaster aid designated for Massachusetts fishermen, crew members, shore-side businesses, and recreational fishing stakeholders, bringing the state’s total to about $14.8 million from the $75 million Congress allocated more than a year ago. Included were 15 Gloucester fishing-related businesses, which received $380,360. It was the greatest number of businesses from any single fishing community to receive the assistance, as well as the largest amount of money sent to any of the state’s groundfishing ports to help fishing-related businesses.

Horgan, Sean. "Next round of federal fishery disaster funds to start going out in early March." Gloucester Daily Times. February 13, 2015. Horgan, Sean. "How Gloucester won lion's share of fishing aid." Gloucester Daily Times. August 26, 2015.
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