USA: fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico asking for USD 100 million subsidies

Here is a link to the website of the "Gulf og Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders' Alliance" with the text of a "Joint Letter to Congress for Gulf Disaster Funding" filed on 21 May 2010.


The closing paragraph of the letter reads as follows:

"In closing, we urge you to approve a minimum of $100 million in funding for direct assistance to adversely affected commercial and recreational fishermen and fishing communities, to improve fisheries science, and to make fisheries more resilient to harm caused by human activities. These funds should be provided to and managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a manner that is consistent with the conservation and management objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as well as the goals of the agency."

No comments: