Crabbers query how they can use SBA loans

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Crabbers query how they can use SBA loans

Paul Mann
Mad River Union

NORTH COAST – North Coast crab fishermen want to know if they could use federal disaster aid to repay long-term low interest loans being offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The short answer is state officials don’t know yet.

Lawmakers promptly raised the question at a hearing last week in Sacramento of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Fisheries and Agriculture.

Panel members told Brown administration officials that crab fishermen in their assembly and senate districts are reluctant...

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