Category Archives: Covid-19 Updates

UFA Covid-19 Update May 7: NOAA Announces $300 Million Allocations

Commerce Secretary Announces Allocation of $300 Million in CARES Act Funding

May 07, 2020 Interstate marine fisheries commissions, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands will disburse funds to address coronavirus-related losses. Today, the Secretary of Commerce announced the allocation of $300 million in fisheries assistance funding provided by Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also called the CARES Act, to states, Tribes, and territories with coastal and marine fishery participants who have been negatively affected by COVID–19. “This relief package will support America’s fishermen and our seafood sector’s recovery,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “Thank you President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin, and our Congressional leaders of both parties for your work to pass the historic legislation that is bringing much needed relief to America’s fishermen. This Administration stands with the men and women working to provide healthy and safe seafood during this uniquely challenging time, while our U.S. fisheries...
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UFA Covid-19 Update: FREE Webinar on Mandate 17

UFA Webinar: Understanding Health Mandate 017: Protective Measures for Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels   Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. AKDT   UFA will be hosting a free webinar for commercial fishermen on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m.  The purpose of this webinar is to explain Health Mandate 017 and answer questions from participants. Panelist include: Panelist include:
  • Tom Koloski – Alaska Unified Command, Critical Infrastructure Branch
  • Jason Wiard – Environmental Health Officer from Division of Environmental Conservation DEH-Food Safety & Sanitation
  • Charles Pelton – Alaska Unified Command, Medical Services Branch, Public Health Group
  • John Moller  – Commercial Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor Dunleavy
You will need to register to participate in this webinar. register-button - Society for Public Health Education - SOPHE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Thank you to our friends at Icicle...
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