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CARES Act Fishery Disaster Assistance Program

Regulations Part 16 - Emergency Regulations Governing the Administration of Federal Fisheries Relief Funding Provided to the State of Rhode Island Under the CARES Act

Application Period is CLOSED

Applications must be received between Monday September 14, 2020 through Monday September 28,2020


The Secretary of Commerce announced on May 7, 2020 the allocation of $300 million in fisheries relief funding in response to COVID-19 through the CARES Act. Funding has been made available to states. RI has been allocated $3,294,234 to distribute amongst fishery participants. The announcement can be found here.

There are 4 groups eligible for relief funds; aquaculture, commercial fishing, party and charter, and seafood processors.



General program.


Aquaculture specific information.


Commercial fishing specific information


Party and Charter specific information


Seafood processor specific information

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