Gloucester Times: Senate Budget Amendment Would Fund At-Sea Monitoring
MAR 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate late Thursday night passed a budget amendment calling for the federal government to fully cover the cost of dockside and at-sea monitoring of fishing vessels in fisheries where a federal disaster has been declared.
The amendment, proposed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and supported by Sen. Edward J. Markey, potentially could lift a huge, looming burden off the backs of fishermen in the Northeast Multispecies Groundfish fishery if it ultimately remains in the fiscal year 2016 federal budget.
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