Pennsylvania is one of the beneficiaries of the Commerce Department's allocation of $300 million in CARES Act funding to support marine fisheries and states that have "direct and indirect" commerce with that industry.
Receiving approximately $3.3 million, Pennsylvania will be directed to use the funding for support of businesses within fishery industry, including "Tribes, commercial fishing businesses, charter/for-hire fishing businesses, qualified aquaculture operations, processors, and other" fishery businesses. Not included are "vessel repair businesses, restaurants, or seafood retailers." New Jersey receives $11.3 million.
"NOAA Fisheries will use these allocations (see below) to make awards to our partners: the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They will disburse the funds to address direct or indirect fishery-related losses as well as subsistence, cultural, or ceremonial impacts related to COVID-19."
Read the Commerce Department's press release for further information:
- Atlantic States Marine Fisheries COVID-19 CARES Act Disaster Relief Resources
- Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council COVID19 Update for Fishing Community
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