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   Fishery Disasters Declared For Areas Hit By Hurricanes
by Associated Press
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 3:29PM EST

MIAMI — Federal officials have declared catastrophic fishery disasters for areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the designations in a news release Friday.

The governors of Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico had asked the Department of Commerce to determine whether a commercial fishery failure occurred because of storms making landfall last August and September. Officials concluded that it did.

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