Governor Hogan announces $3.4M to help aid Maryland’s fishing industry

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Help will soon be on the way for Maryland’s fishing industry.

Wednesday Governor Larry Hogan announcing $3.4 million in available relief funding.

The funding is through the Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Direct payments will be provided to commercial for hire, aquaculture, and seafood processing operations.

Speaking on the relief, Senator Mary Beth Carozza said quote: “Throughout this past year, I have heard from several commercial watermen, seafood processors, and aquaculture businesses about the financial challenges they have been up against during COVID-19. These funds will be used to strengthen fishery markets and are needed for a full economic recovery.”

The second round funding is targeted at individuals who have not received prior aid but have determined a loss of greater than 35% last year or expect a similar loss for 2021.

The online application will be available beginning Aug. 9 on the Maryland One-Stop website.

The deadline to apply is August 27, 2021.

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