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Maine pols call for COVID-19 relief for seafood processors

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted seafood supply chains in Maine and around the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted seafood supply chains in Maine and around the country.(Gray tv)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 7:41 AM EST
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The four members of Maine’s congressional delegation have joined a bipartisan push for federal coronavirus relief for seafood processors.

Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the delegation members want U.S. Department of Agriculture acting secretary Kevin Shea to implement a program that provides grants and forgivable loans to seafood processing facilities and processing vessels.

Democratic Rep. Jared Golden, independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Susan Collins have also signed on to the effort.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted seafood supply chains in Maine and around the country.

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