After nearly a year of meetings and conversations with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Ventura Port District learned this week it will receive $2.5 million to dredge the Ventura Harbor, officials announced Wednesday.
District and city officials launched a drive to secure the money after learning the federal budget for 2013 had no money for dredging — the first time dredging had been excluded since 1983.
Officials met with the corps in Los Angeles, Oakland and Washington, D.C., during the past 10 months. The Federal Reconciliation Authority eventually approved the $2.5 million.
Business activity at the harbor generated $246 million for the economy in 2011. Commercial fishing generated $46 million in revenue, while the National Park Service headquarters for Channel Islands National Park generated more than $24 million in visitor spending.
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National Fisherman Live for March 11, 2014
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the appointment of John M.R. Bull as Commissioner of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. John Bull has been with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission since June 2007 and has been serving as Acting Commissioner since January 2014.
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.