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CARES Act Fishery Relief Information

More than $5.2 million in financial assistance is on its way to eligible members of the fishing industries who sustained income losses in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued funds this week to 197 commercial fishermen and marine aquaculture operations, for-hire fishing operations, and seafood dealers and processors deemed eligible for assistance from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fisheries Relief Program. Payments were made in the following categories:

Stakeholder Category
Number of Applications Number Approved Assistance Awarded Percent of Total Award
Commercial Fishermen and Marine Aquaculture Operations 217 137 $3,374,022 64.2%
Seafood Dealers and Processors 35 26 $1,447,221 27.5%
For-Hire Fishing Operations 39 34 $434,243 8.3%
Total 291 197 $5,255,486 100%

An additional $161,287 went toward Division of Marine Fisheries administrative costs. Click here to read more. 

 
MORE INFORMATION
NEWS RELEASE: Division of Marine Fisheries accepting applications for CARES Act Fisheries Relief Program
(Oct. 27, 2020)
CARES Act Fisheries Assistance Spending Plan for North Carolina
(Approved Sept. 9, 2020)
NOAA Fisheries CARES Act Fisheries Assistance Allocation Announcement
May 7, 2020
Sec. 12005 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
March 27, 2020
ASMFC CARES Act Disaster Relief Resources Page The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

 

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N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632

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