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Commercial fishermen wary of relief

September 23, 2012


NARRAGANSETT—Local fishermen have expressed concern regarding Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee’s recent appeal for and federal approval to declare the New England groundfish fishery as a disaster. The move will allow Congress to immediately provide emergency financial relief for groundfish fishermen in the New England region, which Chafee deemed necessary in order to help assist the local fishing industry during the current economic downturn.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers


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