Alaska Fish Radio: Updates on COVID Relief Funds, Deadline to Apply Approaches
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
December 14th is the deadline for U.S. fishermen to apply for federal funds to take the sting out of market hits from the Trump Administration’s trade tariffs.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will distribute a total of $530 million to fishermen based on their catches in 2019 for 19 species under the new Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).
For example, the U.S. pays a 38 percent tariff on seafood products going to China, previously Alaska’s biggest buyer...
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