New CARES Act Fisheries Relief Applications Available

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Round 2 CARES Act Fisheries Relief Applications Now Available

Applications for “Round 2” CARES Act relief for fishery participants are now available on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) web site. All applications must be submitted by mail through traditional methods, i.e., USPS, FedEx, UPS. The deadline for postmarking applications for all sectors is October 31, 2022No late applications will be accepted.

Applications can be downloaded and printed from the link below. Please carefully review Alaska’s spend plan and application instructions before completing an application, link also below. Applicants are encouraged to download and print applications from the PSMFC web site and to pay for tracking and/or delivery confirmation when mailing the application to the PSMFC.

The PSMFC will NOT mail applications to fishery participants unless explicitly requested. If requesting an application by mail, please email, subject the message “Application Request,” and provide your name, the address where you receive mail, and indicate which application(s) you are requesting. If calling the toll-free hotline, please provide the same information. We also strongly encourage that remote villages and communities request applications in bulk to be mailed to a community leader or tribal liaison.

For questions or inquiries related specifically to Alaska’s CARES Act fisheries relief please email AKCares@psmfc.orgor call toll-free: (888) 517-7262. If you have the ability to email, you may receive a quicker response due to the large volume of calls anticipated to be received. 

  • DO NOT email applications! Emailed applications will NOT be accepted!
  • Applicants are responsible for mailing completed applications to the PSMFC through traditional methods, i.e., USPS, FedEx, UPS.
  • Applicants are encouraged to pay for tracking and/or delivery confirmation and verify when the application was received by the PSMFC.
  • PSMFC will not respond to requests for “has my application been received?”

Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission Website (updates and various applications posted here)

Alaska Spend Plan