Friday, September 30, 2005

Working Waterfront Preservation Act

Here's an article that supports the notion I was talking about in a previous post.

"Unfortunately, there was little assistance that I could offer beyond identifying some grant programs that might apply. I discovered quickly that there is no targeted, federal program to help the commercial fishing industry gain or preserve access to waterfront areas. At the same time, the pressures that drive the commercial fishing industry from these vital pieces of industry infrastructure are mounting. I have introduced the Working Waterfront Preservation Act to create a matching grant program to assist our nation's commercial fishermen."

"The loss of commercial waterfront access in Maine has been astonishing. Only 25 of Maine's 3,500 miles of coastline are devoted to commercial access. Portions of Maine's working waterfront are being sold weekly and converted to other uses, most often second homes and condominiums."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks John

9:10 AM  

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