A news release by NOAA annouces that Commerce Secretary has determined that a decline in the harvest of soft shell and peeler blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay is a "commercial fishery failure".
This paves the way for making available federal subsidies to the fishermen affected by this "commercial fishery failure".
According to local media, senators with constituencies impacted by the "failure" are aiming at $15 million susbisidies "to put watermen to work on projects to restore the bay".
A few links on the subject:
6 days ago