WHAT:OREGON – CARES Act Fisheries Assistance
WHEN:Oregon’s application period for potential assistance for COVID-19 impacts to fishing-related businesses is now open and extends through Sept. 8, 2020.
WHO:Commercial harvesters, Commercial processors, Mariculture, Recreational charter and guide business owners and Fishing gear/tackle/bait retailers are all eligible to apply.
HOW:Specific details can be found on the application here:
MORE INFO:Background information, eligibility requirements and application materials can be found on the The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission website: https://www.psmfc.org/
“Marine and anadromous fisheries are vital to the economic and cultural health of the state. We know businesses on the front lines of these fisheries are hurting, and we hope these federal and state funds will help provide emergency relief for some of the pandemic’s impacts this past spring. We encourage all eligible fishery businesses to apply,” says Ed Bowles, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Division Administrator.