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Alabama Governor Ivey announces economic relief available to seafood industry

Christian Fernsby |
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that Alabama will receive $3,299,821 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to provide economic relief to qualifying applicants in the state’s seafood industry who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: ALABAMA   

The state will also receive an additional $8,646,909 in federal fisheries disaster relief funds related to extreme freshwater flooding in 2019 that negatively impacted fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources worked with the seafood industry to calculate the damages and coordinated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the disaster relief funding.

The relief funds will be used to address a range of impacts including those to commercial fishing businesses, charter/for-hire fishing businesses, qualified aquaculture operations, seafood processors, and the fishing ecosystem and environment.

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