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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries
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Louisiana Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries

Gov. Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Louisiana Fisheries Impacted by Hurricane Laura Baton Rouge,  LA (STL.News)  Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting a federal fishery disaster be declared due to the profound and continuing impacts of Hurricane Laura on Louisiana’s fishing communities.  Such a declaration may help in obtaining federal financial assistance for our fishers, processors, docks, and for the state to help rehabilitate the important fishery species upon which our seafood industry relies. In the letter, Gov. Edwards writes: "In the coming months, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will vigorously work to evaluate the biological and economic impact that this historic storm has had on Louisian...