Nearly 80% of Commercial Fishermen Stopped Work During COVID. Relief On Way For Industry

A seafood industry recovering from a pandemic just got additional support thanks to $3.4 million in relief funds announced in August  by Gov. Larry Hogan.

KY Governor Announces $ 2 Million in CARES Act Funds for Meat Processing Expansion

November 11, 2020 WBKO

Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced $ 2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds will be allocated to the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy to help expand meat processing in Kentucky.

Louisiana Seafood Industry Struggling During Pandemic; Business Owners Hope to See Relief Soon

September 17, 2020 Breanne Bizette, WAFB

Louisiana’s commercial fishermen are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, but they now have the option to apply for assistance from the CARES Act.

Maine’s Seafood Industry Looking at $ 20M Coronavirus Bailout

September 4, 2020 Fred Bever, Maine Public

Maine’s seafood industry could get a $ 20 million boost by the end of October through funds made available under the federal CARES Act.

Maine Nets $ 20M in Federal Bailout of U.S. Fishing Industry

The award comes out of the $ 300 million in federal funding included in the CARES Act to help the U.S. fishing industry survive pandemic-related economic losses. Maine’s award was the fifth-highest out of 31 states, trailing only Alaska, Washington, Massachusetts and Florida.