June 9, 1999 -- Commerce Secretary Daley Announces Proposed Plan to Help Fishermen

NMFS Northeast Region

Commerce Secretary Daley Announces

Disaster Relief Program for Fishermen

For Immediate

Release

June 9, 1999

For more

information,

contact:

Teri Frady

Chief of Research

Communications

NEFSC

(508) 495-2239

tfrady@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu

or

George Liles

(508) 495-2378

george.liles@noaa.gov

Gloucester, Mass. -- The Commerce department will provide $5 million in disaster relief to commercial fishermen who have suffered losses because of declining fish stocks in the Gulf of Maine, commerce Secretary William M. Daley announced today.

A press release describing the relief program is available at the NOAA News Release site.

NMFS/NER press releases can be found online:

http://www.wh.whoi.edu/in.html

NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service * 1 Blackburn Drive * Gloucester, MA * 01930

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