Chignik fishermen are finally expecting federal relief funds to start coming in, but that assistance may be too late.
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Feds approve $50M in pandemic relief for Alaska’s fishing sector
Applications will be accepted during a two-month window that opens March 1, and payments could come as early as June.
After a summer of pandemic disruptions and poor salmon runs, Alaska fishermen await more federal relief money
Not only were fishermen catching fewer fish, in many cases they were getting paid less for them. Processors faced steep bills for implementing COVID mitigation strategies, and the value of sockeye was the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.
Fishing industry weighs in on state’s $50M COVID-19 relief plan
A draft released this month by Fish and Game recommends dividing the allocation evenly among seafood processors, charters and lodges.
Alaska state officials seek authority to disperse $50M in federal fisheries relief
The state’s plan will likely be overseen by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. But Alaska officials and lawmakers have been pushing for the state to cut the checks directly.
Permit holders, processing workers included in pink salmon disaster money draft plan
Under a draft plan released this summer, commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska would get only a small portion of the $56.3 million appropriated by Congress to address a pink salmon disaster in 2016.
State plans distribution of 2016 pink salmon season disaster relief funds
The state is working on distributing roughly $56 million in relief funds to those affected by the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon season disaster.