Fish Relief Funds

January 22, 2022

By Laine Welch


Several Alaska fisheries occurring from 2018 - 2021 were declared disasters last week by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, making participants eligible for relief funds. The declaration came at the request of the Governor and include:


  • - Upper Cook Inlet East Side Setnet (2018) and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fisheries (2020) 
  • - Copper River Chinook and sockeye salmon fisheries (2018)
  • - Prince William Sound salmon fisheries (2020)
  • - Copper River Chinook, sockeye, and chum salmon fisheries (2020) 
  • - Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab (2019/2020) 
  • - Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska (2020) 
  • - Norton Sound, Yukon River, Chignik, Kuskokwim River, and Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries     (2020)
  • - Yukon River salmon fishery (2021) 

Some fishery-related businesses may also be eligible for assistance from the Small Business Administration. The amount of funds to be distributed has yet to be determined. 

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