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Release: Immediate
Contact: Patricia Smith
Date: Feb. 22, 2019
Phone: 252-726-7021

Letters regarding Hurricane Florence assistance
mailed to fishermen this week

8-point rule

 

 

MOREHEAD CITY — Many North Carolina commercial fishermen will soon receive letters asking if they want to participate in the Hurricane Florence Commercial Fishing Assistance Program for the second round of payments.

The state legislature has appropriated $11.6 million to the Division of Marine Fisheries to compensate commercial fishermen and shellfish harvesters for income losses from harvest reductions due to Hurricane Florence. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will mail packets this week to fishermen eligible to participate in the program based on October and November landings.

The packets will be sent to fisherman who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Held a valid, current Standard or Retired Standard Commercial Fishing License or a Shellfish License for N.C. Residents in October and/or November 2018;
  • Landed fish or shellfish in October and/or November 2015, 2016 and/or 2017, as documented by the N.C. Trip Ticket Program;
  • Sustained losses in fishing income during October and/or November 2018, as documented by the N.C. Trip Ticket Program.

The packets include a summary of the fishermen’s October and/or November landings for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, a response form and a State of North Carolina Substitute W-9 Form to return to the division by March 15, 2019 to confirm that they wish to participate in the Hurricane Florence Commercial Fishing Assistance Program.

Fishermen should review the information and contact the division immediately if there is a dispute about the reported landings.

Packets will only be sent to those fishermen who had lower landings in October and/or November 2018 as compared to their average landings from the same months in the previous three years.

Any resident commercial fisherman who believes he meets the criteria, but does not receive a letter from the division, should contact Brandi Salmon in the division’s Morehead City Office at 252-726-7021 or 800-682-2632.

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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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