Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program

September 27, 2021 USDA AMS

The SPRS grant program will provide approximately $50 million in assistance to seafood processing facilities and processing vessels through block grants to State agencies. USDA allocated funding to certain U.S. states and territories based on a formula that considers economic activity as demonstrated through commercial fisheries landings, as detailed in the RFA. This program is funded by the Pandemic Assistance provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. 

USDA Invests $700M to Provide Relief to Small Producers, Processors, Distributors, Farmers Markets and Seafood Processing Vessels and Processors Impacted by COVID-19

September 14, 2021 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will soon publish Requests for Applications (RFAs) for new grant programs – the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program and the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant program – to support agricultural stakeholders who haven’t yet received substantial federal financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

NY Sea Grant Provides Seafood Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

August 6, 2021 Stony Brook University

The COVID-19 pandemic put pressure on New York seafood producers to quickly understand the requirements for processing and marketing seafood as the need for accessing new markets became increasingly vital for business success. As part of New York Sea Grant’s Rapid Response Support, the Seafood Processing and Marketing Taskforce was developed to equip New York fishermen and aquaculturists with interactive guides that shed light on the regulatory requirements of seafood processing and how best to market their products to expand their business.

P.E.I. Seafood Processers Want Assurance Feds Will Pay Quarantine Costs for Temporary Foreign Workers

March 19, 2021 CBC

The head of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association wants confirmation on who will pay for a three-day quarantine for temporary foreign workers.

Peter Pan Seafood Becomes a US-Owned, Vertically Integrated Seafood Processor

January 5, 2021 Peter Pan Seafood Company

Peter Pan Seafood Company, LLC (“New Peter Pan”) is a new, vertically integrated seafood company with deep Alaska roots. New Peter Pan is built on strong, mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, customers, fleet, suppliers, business partners, and communities.