Contact Us

Rep. Koczera Wants Disaster Aid for Fishermen

State Representative Robert Koczera is among the latest of politicians to take a stand with Governor Deval Patrick, calling for a disaster declaration for the state’s fishermen.

TSM

The declaration by the U.S. Commerce Department would provide financially strapped fishermen with federal aid to continue their work. Koczera tells WBSM News if it works for other industries, why not fishing?

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The National Marine Fisheries Service is forecasting a 43-73% percent cut in groundfish allocations for next year. Governor Patrick wants to see $21 million in aid provided to fishermen.

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!