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New Bedford Applications For Fishing Disaster Aid Total 129

Community organizations that serve the fishing industry are currently collecting applications from ground-fishermen across the state for Federal Disaster funding.

In New Bedford, 129 applications have been submitted so far at the Fishing Partnership office on MacArthur Drive

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Fishing Disaster Funds To Be Distributed

The Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries is getting ready to distribute groundfish disaster relief funds to fishermen who need help.

The Federal Government has sent more than $14-million to Massachusetts to assist fishermen being hurt by new regulations and declining fish stocks

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Mayor Supports Disaster Relief For Fishing Industry

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in support of disaster funding for grouind-fishermen in New England. 

Mitchell says about half of New Bedford's 100 draggers have left the fishery, causing hundreds of fishermen and shore-side support workers to lose their jobs

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