In this Issue:
- ADFG Announces Draft Spend Plan for CARES Act Relief for Fisheries Participants
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2020
Fisheries Assistance Spend Plan Available for Public Comment
(Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today released the Section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance draft spend plan for public comment (http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/home/news/hottopics/pdfs/cares_act_spendingplan_100520.pdf
). The draft spend plan provides eligibility criteria for participants in seafood processing, commercial harvesting, sport charter, subsistence, and aquaculture.
On May 7, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced allocations of Section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance funding to all costal states and territories. Alaska will receive $50 million of the $300 million available for this assistance program. The spending plan will allocate 100% of available funds as direct payments to fishery participants in eligible sectors. While all sectors have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, available funds will only cover...