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Acting Secretary of Commerce Declares Fishery Disaster for New Jersey and New York; Impacts of Sandy Cited

Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast near Atlantic City on October 29, 2012. 

Coastal community in the Northeast.

November 16, 2012

Today, Dr. Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of Commerce, announced
fishery disaster declaration for New Jersey and New York due to the impacts of Sandy. The declaration applies to affected communities in New Jersey and New York. Although the full extent of the damage to commercial and recreation fisheries and coastal communities is not yet known, this action opens the door for Congress to appropriate money towards alleviating the financial hardship caused by the disaster. If money is appropriated, NOAA will work closely with Congress, the states, and affected communities to help stem the cascading economic and social impacts of this storm. 


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