Low Crab Count Pays Big Dollars
NOAA announces up to $20 million for Disaster in the Bay
Published at 5:46 PM EST on Nov 18, 2008 | Updated at 5:54 PM EST on Nov 18, 2008
Watermen in the state of Maryland and Virginia who have been hurt by the commercial fishery can now apply for relief.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday that $20 million is being set aside for the next three years for disaster relief.
A decline in the soft shell and peeler crab fishery along with a shorter harvesting season has hit watermen and their families the hardest.