Washington Delegation Pushes Department of Commerce to Accelerate State’s Fishery Disaster Requests
The entire Washington congressional delegation issued a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo asking to expedite the department’s review of disaster declarations for nine pending federal economic fishery disaster declaration requests for salmon fisheries in the state.
Salmon fisheries are essential for the economy, culture, and way of life of many coastal and Tribal communities in Washington state,” the members wrote to Raimondo. “Fisheries are economic drivers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Prompt action by the Department of Commerce is a critical step needed to secure financial relief...
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