for the Future Foundation Announces Fisherman's Relief Fund
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising
fishermen that the Fish For the Future Foundation, a non-profit
institution established to improve the scientific and economic
understanding of marine fisheries management and the seafood
industry in the U.S., has announced the establishment of the
Gulf Fisherman's Relief Fund.
The Gulf Fisherman's
Relief Fund is offering to assist members of the fishing community
in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Florida affected
by this natural disaster.
In order to assure
fairness, the fund plans to appoint an advisory panel made
up of the most knowledgeable fisheries administrators within
the region to review applications submitted by fishermen and
assessments provided by local authorities.
Funding for the
program is derived from charitable events and volunteer contributions
and overhead expenses will be limited through the use of volunteers
and professionals who have offered their services pro bono.
The foundation is also accepting contributions from individuals,
groups and corporations interested in donating to the relief
fund. Checks and money orders may be sent to the Gulf Fisherman's
Relief Fund, 3382 Gunston Rd., Alexandria, Virginia.
for assistance and more information concerning the relief
fund are available at the Fish For The Future Foundation Web
site at http://www.fish4thefuturefoundation.org.
In addition to name and contact information, grant applications
require information on state and federal permit type, number
and effective dates, vessel information and a brief statement