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Fishery Disaster Programs

West Coast and Alaska Regional fishery disasters declared in 2017:
2014 Fraser River Sockeye Salmon
2015 Washington Coastal Salmon
2015 South Puget Sound Salmon
2016 Ocean Salmon Troll non-tribal
2016 Klamath River Fall Chinook
2015 Washington Crab
2015-2016 California Crab (Dungeness and rock)
2016 Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon

West Coast and Tribal Fishery Disaster which occurred between 2013 and 2017:
2013 Fraser River Sockeye Tribal Salmon (Tribal and Non-Tribal)
2015 Washington Coastal Coho and Pink Salmon (Tribal)
2015-2016 Pacific Sardines (CA)
2016 Ocean Troll Coho and Chinook (Tribal)
2016-2017 Klamath River Fall Chinook (Tribal-CA, Non-Tribal-CA, Non-Tribal-OR)

The notification of funding for these two disasters were done at different times, therefore, they are at different stages of the process. For additional information see below.

West Coast and Alaska Regional Fishery Disasters declared in 2017:

The applications for funding were submitted to NOAA Grants. PSMFC has received grants and is working with the various agencies and tribes to begin the distribution of funds.

CA Crab Fishery: Correspondence for distribution of the California Crab funds were released from the Commission office the week of June 3. Paperwork must be returned to the Commission office by July 31, 2019 to be considered for payment. The Commission has begun distributing funds. Funds were released on July 24 and August 2 for completed applications. Any questions, regarding the payment calculation should be directed to Joanna Grebel at CDFW (831)-601-2279 or Joanna.Grebel@wildlife.ca.gov. Any other questions you can call 1-888-517-7266

2015 Washington Coastal Salmon (non-tribal) – The Commission is working with WDFW for distribution of funds. Correspondence for distribution of the Washington Coastal Salmon funds was mailed on July 29. Paperwork must be returned by September 30, 2019. Funds were released on November 18, 2019.

Tribal fisheries – PSMFC has entered into subawards with the various tribes to distribute funds as outlined in their approved spend plan.

Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon: The Commission worked with ADFG and correspondence was mailed to all eligible CFEC permit holders. Paperwork for CFEC permit holders and processors had a deadline of October 31, 2019 to be considered for payment. Paperwork for crew members identified by CFEC permit holders will be sent out in late November, 2019 and must be returned to the Commission by January 31, 2020. Payments will be distributed per the schedule in the FAQ for the various eligible participants. Processors: 6-8 weeks after application deadline; CFEC permit holders: 6-8 weeks after crew member application deadline of 1/31/2020; Crew members: 6-8 weeks after application deadline of 1/31/2020. If you have any questions, you can call 1-888-517-7262.
- For additional information and FAQs (link here)
- Request for crew Review/Appeal form (link here)
- Application form for Annette Island Fishery Participants (link here)

West Coast and Tribal Fishery Disaster which occurred between 2013 and 2017:

Agencies and Tribal entities have been notified of the funding opportunity and instructed to submit a spend plan to the Commission office by July 5. Once received, the Commission staff will prepare the grant application to be submitted to NOAA Grants Office. Upon approval by the Office of Management and Budget and National Marine Fisheries Service, the grant application will be forwarded to NOAA Grants Office for finalizing. At this time, a January 1, 2020 start date has been identified for these funds.

If you have any questions regarding these fisheries, please call 1-877-695-3457