Economic Relief Coming for Alabama’s Seafood Industry

| May 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday a plan to help Alabama’s seafood industry, which is struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ivey said Alabama received almost $3.3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to provide economic relief to qualifying applicants in the state’s seafood industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state will receive an additional $8.65 million in federal fisheries disaster relief funds related to extreme freshwater flooding in 2019 that hurt fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.

“The gulf and its fisheries are vital to Alabama’s economy by providing jobs for fishermen, processors and others in the seafood industry,” Ivey said in the statement. “We are thankful to provide this much needed relief to those affected in our coastal communities.”

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