The mine would be built at the headwaters of the Koktuli River drainage, and it would eliminate about 20% of available habitat there, though the Corps says that does not necessarily represent fish habitat.
Activists say fishing businesses need access to federal programs that already benefit land-based harvesters.
The crew had been fishing on the F/V Magnus Martens of Juneau and F/V Vigilant of Petersburg.
Most of the workers are eligible to receive up to $2,685.
According to the city, community spread likely has already begun from this outbreak.
A total of 61 people who work at the processing facility have tested positive since the outbreak was discovered.
With cases rising in Alaska, seafood companies must now work to keep residents from infecting seasonal workers.
The OBI Seafoods plant’s 260 workers include residents and non-residents. Workers with positive tests are moving to Anchorage.
In Bristol Bay, the seafood industry has succeeded in keeping its seasonal workers and fishermen from infecting Alaska residents.
The outbreak at Alaska Glacier Seafoods and another on board a factory fishing vessel that docked in Unalaska are causing the number of COVID-19 cases in Alaska to soar.