Fishermen to Benefit from the American Rescue Plan Act

Commercial dock at Montauk Harbor Photo Christine Sampson
Montauk Harbor, Commercial Dock. Photo Christine Sampson.

The American Rescue Plan Act was passed in March of 2022. Councilman David Lys was instrumental in seeing that funds would be provided to Montauk’s commercial fishing fleet to help with onshore storage of their gear. The East Hampton Town board voted unanimously to provide the funds—$70,000 to Montauk for gear storage, from the eventual sum of $2.34 million allocated directly to the Town.

Funds come from a program established to help businesses as a result of lost revenue during the pandemic- “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.”

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