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February 27, 2014

N.E. lands $33M in federal fishing aid

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Bullard, however, said there are potential scenarios where some of the funds will not be apportioned to the states for distribution but will flow to recipients through NOAA.

“I only mention this as an example, but there have been discussions among industry representatives and the states’ fishery directors that one use for the funds could be a vessel-buyback program,” Bullard. “That would be a program that would be best administered on a regional level.”

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