Alaska Fisheries Report — June 4, 2020

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Alaska’s fishing industry was allocated $50 million in the CARES funding act, which is designed to help businesses suffering losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a report on who is eligible and what comes next.

An American Dynasty factory trawler based out of Seattle is back in port—and in quarantine after 86 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

Seafood companies and fishing communities are working to prevent local residents from contracting COVID-19 from the those heading into coastal areas to fish.

 

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We had help from Tyler Thompson at KDLG in Dillingham. Hope McKenney at KUCB in Unalaska. And Nat Herz with Alaska’s Energy Desk in Anchorage.

A big thank you to all the listeners of the Alaska Fisheries Report and to all the radio stations that air our program.

 

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