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Fishery Disaster Determinations

Northeast Region

Greater Atlantic Region

Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations for the Greater Atlantic Region in chronological order. Click the name for additional information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority. A full list of all fishery disaster determinations is also available.

   
   

2. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 1994


Fishery/Area Affected:  New England Multispecies Groundfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. William Weld (MA)
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:   N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   3/18/1994 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(b) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 103-211 Amount:   $30,000,000

5. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 1995


Fishery/Area Affected:  New England Multispecies Groundfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:   N/A
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:  N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/2/1995 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes - exacerbated by overfishing
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 102-396 Amount:   $25,000,000

14. Long Island Sound Lobster, 1999


Fishery/Area Affected:  Long Island Sound Lobster (CT, NY) Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. John G. Rowland (CT) and George E. Pataki (NY)
Request Date:  12/7/1999 (CT), 12/9/1999 (NY) Request Letter:  N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   1/26/2000 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Extensive lobster mortality)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:   N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 106-246 Amount:   $13,900,000

20. Virginia Spiny Dogfish, 2000


Fishery/Area Affected:   Spiny Dogfish (VA) Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. James S. Gilmore (VA)
Request Date:  12/11/2000 Request Letter:   N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   1/19/2001 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:   MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:   N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

26. Massachusetts Red Tide, 2005


Fishery/Area Affected:  Shellfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
Request Date:  6/10/2005 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   6/16/2005 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 109-234 Amount:   $2,000,000

27. Maine Red Tide, 2005


Fishery/Area Affected:  Shellfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. John Baldacci (ME)
Request Date:  6/14/2005 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   6/22/2005 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 109-234 Amount:   $2,000,000

28. Rhode Island Shellfish, 2005


Fishery/Area Affected:   Shellfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Donald L. Carcieri (RI)
Request Date:  11/16/2005 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Undetermined Determination Date:   N/A Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:   N/A Determination Letter:   N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

32. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2007


Fishery/Area Affected:  Multispecies Groundfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Deval Patrick (MA), John E. Baldacci (ME), and Donald Carcieri (RI)
Request Date: 2/21/2007, 4/20/2007, 6/4/2007 Request Letter:  MA   ME   RI
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   10/22/2007 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), MSA 315 Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

34. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2008 (New Hampshire)


Fishery/Area Affected:  New Hampshire Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. John Lynch (NH)
Request Date: 10/10/2007, 2/27/2008 Request Letter:  '07  '08
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   8/4/2008 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), MSA 315 Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

37. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, 2008


Fishery/Area Affected:   Blue Crab, Chesapeake Bay Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Martin O'Malley (MD) and Timothy M. Kaine (VA)
Request Date:  5/2/2008 Request Letter:  MD   VA
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   9/22/2008 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-329   PL 111-8 Amount:  $30,000,000

40. New England Red Tide, 2008


Fishery/Area Affected:  Shellfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Deval L. Patrick (MA), John E. Baldacci (ME), and John H. Lynch (NH)
Request Date:  9/4/2008 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   11/13/2008 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Harmful Algae Bloom)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-329 Amount:   $5,000,000

41. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2008 (Maine)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Maine Multispecies Groundfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. John E. Baldacci (ME) (Paul LaPage)
Request Date:  9/26/2008 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:    5/9/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A

42. New York/Long Island's Great South Bay Hard Clams, 2008


Fishery/Area Affected:   Hard Clam Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. David A. Paterson (NY) (Andrew M. Cuomo)
Request Date:  10/3/2008 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Denied Determination Date:   4/6/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A

46. Maine Red Tide, 2009


Fishery/Area Affected:  Shellfish Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. John Baldacci (ME)
Request Date:  10/5/2009 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:   12/22/2010 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:    N/A

52. Virginia Oyster Industry, 2010


Fishery/Area Affected:   Oyster Industry Processors/Dealers Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (VA)
Request Date:  9/1/2010 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Withdrawn Determination Date:    4/18/2012 Press Release:  N/A
Cause of Disaster:   N/A
Determination Authority:   N/A Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A

56. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2011-2013


Fishery/Area Affected:  MA, ME, NH, CT, RI, and NY Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Deval L. Patrick (MA), Paul R. LePage (ME), John H. Lynch (NH), Dannel P. Malloy (CT), and Lincoln D. Chafee (RI)
Request Date:  11/15/2011, 11/21/2011, 1/13/2012, 8/23/2012, 8/24/2012
Request Letter:  MA   ME   NH   CT   RI
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    9/13/2012
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b) Press Release:   N/A
Determination Letter:     MA   ME   NH   CT   RI   NY
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 113-76 Amount:   $32,847,955

61. New Jersey and New York Fisheries, 2012 (Sandy)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Commercial and Recreational Fishing Industry Region:  GARFO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)
Request Date:  11/13/2012 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   11/16/2012 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Cause (Storm Sandy)
Determination Authority:  MSA 315, IFA 308(d) Determination Letter:  NJ   NY
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 113-2 Amount:   $4,750,000
Funding Authority:  PL 113-76 Amount:   $3,096,160