WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) — Two grant programs have been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help stakeholders left without enough financial assistance during the pandemic.
The grant allocates $4,229,669 for seafood processors in Louisiana’s fishing industry, according to a news release from Rep. Garrett Graves.
“Louisiana fishers have seen incredible challenges over the past several years – record natural disasters, unfair and illegal fishing practices from other countries, burdensome regulations, and the pandemic. Louisiana has some of the best seafood, best restaurants, and the top commercial fishing sector in the continental united states. This is at risk. These funds will be a lifeline to some of our struggling fishing communities,” Graves said.
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