Congress Considers Streamlining Disaster Aid for Fishers

H.R. 5453, the “Fishery Resource Disaster Improvement Act” has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and seeks to provide fishers with disaster relief more quickly following natural disasters or “anthropogenic” catastrophes (e.g., oil spills). U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman introduced the bill, which has been referred to the House Committee on Natural resources.