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Members of the Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are urging the federal Department of Commerce to immediately begin the process of allocating $75 million in fishery disaster funding. The funding was included in a government spending bill that passed in January.

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Local Fishermen Thank Senators For Aid

Fishermen from the Northeast are thanking two key U.S. Senators for including $150 million in fishery disaster assistance in a recent appropriations bill.

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US House Rejects Fishing Crisis-Aid

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected an amendment to the farm bill that would have made commercial fishermen eligible for the Department of Agriculture's emergency disaster loan program.

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Fishing Disaster Declared in New England

The U.S. Commerce Department has declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for fishermen.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry said he's secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include $100 million for fishermen and fishing communities in emergency assistance legislation

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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.

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