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November 1, 2013

Fishermen eligible for federal disaster aid

BOSTON (AP) — The federal Small Business Administration has decided to provide federal disaster assistance to Massachusetts fishermen hard hit by reductions in catch limits and groundfish stocks.

In September, Gov. Deval Patrick officially certified that Massachusetts fishermen who chase bottom-dwelling groundfish had suffered "substantial economic injury."

The disaster aid will help fishermen in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Plymouth, Norfolk and Suffolk counties as well as two counties in New Hampshire.

An industry group, the Northeast Seafood Coalition, had initiated the appeal for disaster assistance.

For full coverage, look to tomorrow’s print and online editions of the Gloucester Daily Times and gloucestertimes.com.

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