Pink Salmon Disaster Funds Awaiting Applicants
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Applications should now be in hand for Alaska salmon fishermen and processors hurt by the 2016 pink salmon fishery failure.
NOAA Fisheries last month approved $56.3 million in relief funds for fishery failures at Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chignik, Lower Cook Inlet, South Alaska Peninsula, Southeast Alaska, and Yakutat.
Funds are being distributed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC).
Salmon permit holders who show losses from the pink bust will split $31.8 million based on average dockside values over even years...Full Story »