Seawatch: Eight fisheries qualify for disaster declarations

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that eight fisheries, from salmon to cod to Tanner crab, qualified for disaster declarations requested by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The fisheries occurred from 2018 to 2021 across the state.

“Helping communities to bounce back from the impacts of fishery disasters is essential, and we are working to ensure there is relief coming for impacted Alaskans,” said Raimondo. “Disasters like these, which impact multiple fisheries across Alaska, illustrate how vital sustainable fisheries are to our economy at not only the local level, but for the economic health of our nation’s blue economy.”

The secretary found that the following fisheries met the requirements

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