The National Marine Fisheries Service has released a report estimating the economic losses to the marine commercial and recreational fisheries sectors in New York and New Jersey from Super Storm Sandy. The findings of the report, along with surveys conducted by both states and New York Sea Grant, will inform the plans developed by the two States to provide disaster relief funding to the fisheries sector. Go here for the NMFS report.

Survey of Marine Damage from Super Storm Sandy

The New York Sea Grant program has been working with the marina industry in New York to compile information on the financial losses to the industry attributable to Super Storm Sandy. This information will feed into State decisions on economic relief programs targeted at losses from this storm. Marine owners/operators are encouraged to participate in this voluntary survey, which is completely confidential. Here are two links about the project:

NYSG Marina Economic Loss Questionnaire http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2238

“Super Storm” Sandy Economic Injury Loss Questionnaire / Worksheet http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/r/2236

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