NJ, NY fishing industry approved for Sandy aid

TRENTON, NJ - November 16, 2012

The declaration allows Congress to provide emergency funds. It's not yet clear what kind of financial assistance will be available.

Sandy damaged or destroyed vessels, ports, facilities and equipment. It also left coastal areas severely damaged or inaccessible.

Water-quality issues also caused the closure of shellfish beds in New Jersey for weeks.

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