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Fishery Disaster Programs

UPDATED 07/30/2020

Fishery Disaster Programs

CURRENT DISASTERS

2013 Washingtor Fraser River (Non-Treaty) Sockeye: The Commission mailed applications to eligible WDFW permit holders on Friday, July 24, 2020. The deadline for postmarked applications is September 19, 2020. Currently, the Commission is working with Tribal entities on the distribution of funds related to Treaty fisheries that occurred during this disaster. For more information, please email fishdisaster@psmfc.org or call toll-free: 1-866-990-2738.

2015-16 California Pacific Sardine: The Commission mailed applications to eligible permit holders and processors on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The deadline for postmarked applications is July 31, 2020. For more information please email fishdisaster@psmfc.org or call toll-free: 1-888-517-7266.

2016-17 Oregon Klamath River Fall Chinook: The Commission mailed applications to eligible ODFW Ocean Troll Salmon permit holders on June 19, 2020. The deadline for postmarked applications is August 14, 2020. Guide and charter boat operators were mailed a CPFV Operator application on July 3, 2020. Those applications must be postmarked by August 28, 2020. Additionally, the Commission has worked with Tribal entities on the distribution of funds related to Treaty fisheries that occurred during this disaster. For more information, please email fishdisaster@psmfc.org or call toll-free: 1-866-990-2735.

2016-17 California Klamath River Fall Chinook: The Commission is working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on the final criteria and eligibility. It is anticipated that application materials will be mailed to eligible participants in August 2020. At this time no applications are available for distribution. We will update the status of this relief program as information becomes available. For questions, please email fishdisaster@psmfc.org or call toll-free: 1-888-517-7266.

UPCOMING DISASTERS

2018 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod: Recently the Commission was made aware of the 2018 GOA Pacific Cod disaster. Currently the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (AF&G) is accepting public comments on the draft spend plan. Public comments are being accepted until August 14th. At this time applications are not available. For more information please visit: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishing.2018_gulfcod_disaster_relief_fund

2018 Alaska Chignik Sockeye: Recently the Commission was made aware of the 2018 Chignik Sockeye disaster. Currently the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (AF&G) is accepting public comments on the draft spend plan. Public comments are being accepted until August 14th. At this time applications are not available. For more information please visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishing.2018_chigniksockeye_disaster_relief_fund

2016-17 California Red Sea Urchin: The Commission is working with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to submit a grant application. The projected date for receiving funds is January 2021. Applications will follow after the Commission has received funding for this relief program.

2017-19 California Pacific Sardine: The Commission is working with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to submit a grant application. The projected date for receiving funds is January 2021. Applications will follow after the Commission has received funding for this relief program.

PAST RECENT DISASTERS

2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon: All payments to eligible CFEC permit holders and crew have been mailed to date. Final payments to eligible Processors are pending upon submission of their financials verifying that eligible process workers have been paid per the requirements of their program. Subawards to eligible municipalities and boroughs affected by the disaster are ongoing. For questions, please email fishdisaster@psmfc.org or call toll-free: 1-888-517-7262.