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Fishery Disaster Assistance Results

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Secretary of Commerce Approves Disaster Declarations in Four U.S. Commercial Fisheries

Coastal communities in Alaska, New York, and Washington to benefit.
06/29/2021 - Media Release ,
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Secretary of Commerce Allocates $88 Million for Fishing Communities Affected by Spillway Opening

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocates $88 million in fishery disaster funding for Gulf fishing communities affected by 2019 spillway opening.
05/19/2020 - Media Release ,
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Secretary of Commerce Allocates $65 Million for Fishery Disasters

Funds provided to support communities impacted by fishery disasters between 2017 and 2019.
02/27/2020 - Media Release ,
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Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred for multiple fisheries between 2017 and 2019 in Alaska, California, Georgia, and South Carolina.
September 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Commerce Secretary Allocates $200 Million Fishery Disaster Funding Following 2017 Hurricanes

Nine fishery disasters on the West Coast and Alaska also funded.
10/24/2018 - Media Release ,
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Fishery Disaster Determinations

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.

Relevant Legislation and Resources—Fishery Disaster Assistance

Relevant Legislation 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

Fishery Disaster Assistance

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.
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NOAA Fisheries Approves Second Round of Fisheries Disaster Relief Funds.

NOAA Fisheries is announcing the approval of the second round of fisheries disaster funds in the amount of $13M to assist fishermen affected by the 2012 commercial fisheries failure due to the fishery resource disaster for the Yukon Chinook fishery, Kusko
02/24/2018 - Media Release ,