Secretary of Commerce Declares Fisheries Disasters in Three Areas Due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - February 12, 2018
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Friday declared catastrophic fishery disasters in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in August and September of 2017. The governors of those areas requested the declarations after the hurricanes made landfall last year.
Under the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the governors asked the Secretary of Commerce to determine whether a commercial fishery failure occurred due to ...
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