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Round 2 CARES Act Fisheries Relief Applications Now Available


August 06, 2022

(SitNews) - Applications for "Round 2" CARES Act relief for fishery participants are now available on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) web site. All applications must be submitted by mail through traditional methods, i.e., USPS, FedEx, UPS. The deadline for postmarking applications for all sectors is October 31, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications can be downloaded and printed from the link below. You are asked to carefully review Alaska's spend plan and application instructions before completing an application, link also below. Applicants are encouraged to download and print applications from the PSMFC web site and to pay for tracking and/or delivery confirmation when mailing the application to the PSMFC.

The PSMFC will NOT mail applications to fishery participants unless explicitly requested. If requesting an application by mail, email, subject the message "Application Request," and provide your name, the address where you receive mail, and indicate which application(s) you are requesting.

If calling the toll-free hotline, provide the same information. You are also strongly encouraged that remote villages and communities request applications in bulk to be mailed to a community leader or tribal liaison.

For questions or inquiries related specifically to Alaska's CARES Act fisheries relief email AKCares@psmfc.orgor call toll-free: (888) 517-7262. If you have the ability to email, you may receive a quicker response due to the large volume of calls anticipated to be received. 

  • DO NOT email applications, Emailed applications will NOT be accepted!
  • Applicants are responsible for mailing completed applications to the PSMFC through traditional methods, i.e., USPS, FedEx, UPS.
  • Applicants are encouraged to pay for tracking and/or delivery confirmation and verify when the application was received by the PSMFC.
  • PSMFC will not respond to requests for "has my application been received?"

For updates and various applications go to Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission Website 

Click here for the Alaska Spend Plan

Edited By: Mary Kauffman, SitNews

Source of News:

Alaska Dept of Fish & Game



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