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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 2020 Spring Board Meeting Agenda

    Meeting Location: Juneau Arts and Culture Center | 350 Whittier St. | Juneau, AK 

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – Thursday, February 27, 2020 

    Please Note: 

     UFA Board Meetings are open to paid UFA members and guests, except during executive session. 

     Agenda is subject to change pending speaker availability, committee chair availability, and timing of meeting

    UFA 2020 Spring Board Meeting Agenda – Draft