Local Officials go to bat for Cape Fishermen
We thank the Cape & Islands state legislative delegation for their continued leadership.
A special thanks goes out to Representative Sarah Peake and Senator Dan Wolf who work hard for local fishermen and recently hand delivered a letter to Governor Baker asking him to take care of all active groundfish fishermen when he distributes the last remaining groundfish disaster money.
They feel – as we do – that this will provide a way in the short-term for commercial fishermen to be able to pay the impending cost of at-sea observers on their boats while the government works out long-term solutions for the program.
- Read this letter to Gov. Baker which the entire Cape & Islands delegation signed here in support of the Bin 3 disaster money distributed to as many local fishermen as possible.
- Read this article, "Lawmarkers fear some fishermen will miss out on disaster $$$," from the State House News Service.
You can join the movement and make a difference.
Call Gov. Baker at 617-725-4000 to let him know you want him to distribute "bin 3 groundfish disaster money" to all active commercial fishermen so that the Cape's small-boat fleet can keep fishing.
Call the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matt Beaton at 617-626-1000 with the same urgent message.