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Fishery Disaster Programs

UPDATED 16-November 2020




CURRENT DISASTERS

2016-17 California Klamath River Fall Chinook: Applications to eligible participants were mailed on 9/14/2020. The deadline to postmark completed applications was 10/30/2020. It is the intention of PSMFC to distribute checks at the first available opportunity. CDFW has indicated this may occur as early as the week of November 30th. Please continue to monitor our website for updates. 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: : 1-888-517-7266. For questions regarding poundage, logbook submissions, landings, or payment calculations please contact CDFW at salmondisaster@wildlife.ca.gov or (707) 576-2870.

2013 Washington Fraser River (Non-Treaty) Sockeye: Relief payments are anticipated to be mailed on or before 10/23/2020. The Commission mailed applications to eligible WDFW permit holders on 7/24/2020. The deadline for postmarking completed applications was 9/19/2020. 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.










UPCOMING DISASTERS

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. At this time applications are not available.

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. At this time applications are not available.

2018 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod:PSMFC was recently made aware that we would be administering the 2018 GOA Pacific Cod disaster. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) accepted public comments on the draft spend plan up until 8/14/2020. 36 public comments were submitted. ADF&G is currently revising the distribution plan based on the initial comments. A second draft plan will be available for public comment in late September 2020. At this time applications are not available. For more information please visit: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/fishing/pdfs/2018_goa_pcod_draft_dist_plan.pdf

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 8/14/2020. At this time applications are not available. For more information please visit: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/fishing/pdfs/2018_chignik_sockeye_draft_dist_plan.pdf















PAST RECENT DISASTERS

2016-17 Oregon Klamath River Fall Chinook: The Commission mailed relief payments to eligible participants on September 18th. If you have not received your check we require two weeks before we can investigate, cancel checks, and reissue if necessary. Please wait until October 5th before inquiring about your relief payment. Applications to Ocean Troll Permit holders were mailed to eligible ODFW Ocean Troll Salmon permit holders on June 19th; the deadline to postmark applications was August 14th. Guide and charter boat operators were mailed a CPFV Operator application on July 3rd; the deadline to postmark applications was August 28th. 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: 1-866-990-2735. Applications are no longer available.

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. Applications are no longer available.

2015-16 California Pacific Sardine: The Commission mailed applications to eligible permit holders and processors on May 20, 2020. The deadline for postmarking applications was July 31, 2020. Payments to eligible permit holders and processors were mailed on August 6, 2020. Applications are no longer available.