By Margaret Bauman
For the Wrangell Sentinel 

Applications open for second round of pandemic relief aid for fisheries


August 18, 2022

Applications are due by Oct. 31 for more than $39 million in the second round of federal relief funds for those in Alaska’s fishing industry who incurred a greater than 35% income loss in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state was involved in deciding the allocation of the federal aid between different fishing interests in Alaska.

The money is Alaska’s share of $255 million in grants being distributed nationwide to help the fishing industry recover from income losses suffered during the worst of the pandemic.

The first round’s checks, totaling $50 million in Alaska, went...

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