Rhode Island Announces Second Round of COVID Fisheries Funding
The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that commercial fishing and charter/for hire businesses, qualified aquaculture operators, seafood processors, and dealers are eligible to apply for an additional $255 million in assistance funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 on September 16.
This funding will support activities authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
DEM’s Division of Marine Fisheries is administering this second support round. According to the state government, commercial fishing...
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