Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $6.7 million in relief aid is being distributed starting this week to New York’s seafood, marine commercial, and for-hire fishing industries after excessive business losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Award recipients will receive a letter accompanied by a check via mail to the address provided on their application.
The New York State Marine Fisheries Relief Program assists marine fishing industries and provides critical support for COVID-19 economic recovery. Eligible New York State applicants from seafood, commercial fishing, and marine recreational for-hire fishing businesses have been awarded relief based on reported economic loss experienced in 2020 compared to the previous five years.
New York State will be awarded an additional $5.7 million in the coming months, for a total of $12.4 million, distributed through the Marine Fisheries Relief Program, which administers federal funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
For more information, visit DEC’s website.