NOAA has determined that fishery disasters occurred in four fisheries in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for the states of Alaska and New York, and for the tribes of Port Gamble S’Klallam and the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis in Washington.
Specifically, the disasters are:
● 2019 Norton Sound Red King Crab in Alaska
● 2019/2020 Peconic Bay Scallop in New York
● 2018 Port Gamble S’Klallam Puget Sound Coho Salmon in Washington
● 2019 Chehalis and Black River Spring Chinook Salmon in Washington
Positive determinations make these fisheries eligible for disaster assistance from NOAA. They may also qualify for disaster assistance from the Small Business Administration. The Department of Commerce has balances remaining from previously appropriated fishery disaster assistance and will determine the appropriate allocation for these disasters.