Sign up now for round 2 of CARES Act fisheries relief

Apply now for CARES Act relief funds for AK fishermen, processors, sport and subsistence users.

by | October 4, 2022

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Deadline to apply is Oct. 31 – no late exceptions!

Applications for “Round 2” CARES Act relief for fishery participants are 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 this PSMFC link. 

Applicants are asked to carefully review Alaska’s spend plan and application instructions before completing an application. The spend plan includes $13.76 million for Alaska fishermen, $12.58 million for processors, $10.6 million for sport fishermen and $2.36 million for subsistence users.

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, please email, subject the message “Application Request,” and provide your name, the address where you receive mail, and indicate which application(s) you are requesting.

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If calling the toll-free hotline, please provide the same information. It is strongly recommended 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 or call toll-free: (888) 517-7262.

  • DO NOT email applications! Emailed applications will NOT be accepted!
  • PSMFC will not respond to requests for “has my application been received?”

Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission Website (updates and various applications posted here)

Alaska Spend Plan link

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About Laine

Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.


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