More than two years after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Virgin Islands fishing community, it remains unclear when $10.6 million in federal disaster relief money will be distributed.

For months, Fish and Wildlife Director Nicole Angeli of the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources has been telling fishers that federal bureaucracy is responsible for the delay in distributing checks.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email