Commerce Department Allocates Fishery Aid

In addition to assistance originally disbursed under CARES Act.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries announced last month the allocation of an additional $255 million in aid under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. States and territories with coastal and marine fisheries impacted by the pandemic will receive the assistance.

“Our priority is to award these funds as quickly as possible using existing processes established under the CARES Act,” said Acting Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Paul Doremus. “As a next step, we will use these allocations to provide additional funds to our partners—the interstate marine fisheries commissions, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—to disburse funds to address direct or indirect fishery-related losses as well as subsistence, cultural, or ceremonial impacts related to COVID-19.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the Commerce secretary as she leads her department.
  • For God to guide the officials of the NOAA Fisheries as they disburse the assistance.



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