Information Regarding COVID-19 Response

Take the COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

 We continue to get questions about the economic impact on the commercial seafood industry. Therefore, we have created a survey to obtain some quantifiable data. Please take five minutes of your time to fill it out. We will not be collecting businesses names. 

Federal Resources and Assistance Available

NOAA's COVID-19 Response Page

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

Small Business Owners' Guide to CARES Act

NOAA Fisheries is actively monitoring and adjusting to the COVID-19 national health crisis. They have created a COVID-19 Response Page. This provides sources of information about the Coronavirus and NOAA's response to date. 

Small Business Owners' Guide to CARES Act

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

Small Business Owners' Guide to CARES Act

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepeneurship published a guide outlining the resources that will be available through SBA due to this Bill. 

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

NOAA Fisheries issued an emergency action to provide the authority, on a case-by-case basis, to waive observer coverage, some training, and other program requirements. 

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

NOAA Emergency Action Regarding Observer Coverage

Right  now, small businesses can apply for loans up to $2 million.

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

This is for companies with less than 500 employees. It should be noted that the employer must front the cost of the sick leave, but they are eligible for a reimbursement. 

Tax Filing and Payment Extension

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Expanded Access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

National Fisherman Compiling Companies doing Direct-to-Consumer-Sales

National Fisherman Compiling Companies doing Direct-to-Consumer-Sales

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have demonstrated being financially impacted by COVID-19.  Applications will be accepted starting April 2, 2020.

National Fisherman Compiling Companies doing Direct-to-Consumer-Sales

National Fisherman Compiling Companies doing Direct-to-Consumer-Sales

National Fisherman Compiling Companies doing Direct-to-Consumer-Sales

If you are a fish house or commercial fisherman who is able to sell directly to the public, National Fisherman is compiling a list of businesses who can ship or are selling fish at pick up points. 

Gulf State Resources and Assistance Available

Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana Economic Development also is offering COVID-19: Business Resources, an online guide to assistance available for impacted businesses. 

Louisiana Department of Health

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

Louisiana Economic Development

View up-to-date information about COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

 LDWF, LSU AgCenter, and Louisiana Sea Grant have produced a handout for commercial seafood harvesters to consider when handling seafood. These suggested handling techniques will help provide confidence to seafood buyers at all levels of the supply chain. 

Mississippi Department of Employment Secuirty

Mississippi Department of Employment Secuirty

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Handout on Safe Seafood Handling

Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. 

Mississippi Department of Health

Mississippi Department of Employment Secuirty

Mississippi Department of Health

View information from the state of Mississippi on COVID-19. 

Florida Department of Health

Mississippi Department of Employment Secuirty

Mississippi Department of Health

View information from the state of Florida on COVID-19. 

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19. 

Florida Disaster Information

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

FloridaDisaster.biz is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). This site has information and resources available about disaster response in the state of Florida. This partnership between DEP and DEM works with business and industry to identify available resources to meet the needs of the state and its citizens before, during and after a disaster. 

Texas Comptrollers Office

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan

Texas Workforce Commission

 The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty.  The agency is offering assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February. 

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is providing updates on Texas' response to COVID-19 and resources for employers. 

Texas Sea Grant COVID-19 Page

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Sea Grant is compiling information and resources, both for employees of the Texas Sea Grant system and for impacted businesses. 

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Health and Human Services

Texas Health and Human Services

View information from the state of Texas on COVID-19.  

Alabama Department of Labor

Alabama Department of Labor

Alabama Department of Labor

 Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) has information for how workers in Alabama can apply for unemployment benefits during response to COVID-19. 

Alabama Public Health

Alabama Department of Labor

Alabama Department of Labor

 View information from the state of Alabama on COVID-19.