Maryland’s Fishing Industry to Receive Over $4 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief

Maryland’s congressional delegation has announced today that over $4 million in federal funds will go to the local fishing industry.

Today, Maryland’s congressional delegation announced a total of $4,125,118 in funds from both Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been awarded to Maryland’s fishing industry. The funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is providing a total of $300 million nationwide to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

From the press release:

“Maryland’s seafood industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the delegation. “These predominantly small and family-owned businesses urgently need our help as the livelihoods of thousands of Maryland families depend on their ability to weather this storm. We need to see this funding awarded as quickly as possible for the good of Marylanders and our local and state economies.”

For more information, view the Congressional Delegation Press Release.