Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations, in reverse chronological order, with information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority.
NOAA Fisheries has the authority to administer fishery disaster assistance under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act (IFA). Under both statutes, a request for
The Community-based Restoration Program provides technical and financial assistance for habitat restoration projects that support our nation’s fisheries and lead to lasting benefits for communities and the environment.
The information below will help applicants apply for funding through the NOAA Restoration Center. It will also aid applicants and grantees in understanding and meeting the many requirements involved in applying for and receiving federal funding.
Fisheries are subject to a number of factors that can cause sudden and unexpected losses, leading to serious economic impact for fishers and their communities. In these instances, a state governor or an elected or duly appointed representative of an affected fishing community can request a fishery disaster determination from the Secretary of Commerce.