USA: Lousiana providing subsidies because of a "fisheries disaster"

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has aanounced a $30 million subsidy programme to assist the commercial fishing industry that suffered damages from hurricanes Gustav and Ike this past year.

The funds for these subsidies come from a USD 40 million appropriation by the U.S. Congress and allocated to Louisiana for fisheries disaster assistance to the commercial fishing industry under sections 308(b) and 308(d) of the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act (16 U.S.C. 4107) (NOAA Grant Number NA09NMF4520024).

Here is the link to website of the State of Louisiana announcing the subsidies:


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