BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ fishing industry is being urged to apply for nearly $24 million in federal coronavirus relief funds.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration said Tuesday that commercial fishermen, shellfish farmers and seafood processors, and for-hire recreational vessel owners are eligible for the aid through $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last year.
Baker said the funds are meant to mitigate losses incurred last year when demand for seafood and for-hire fishing services declined.
Massachusetts received one of the highest allocations in the second round of COVID-19 fisheries relief funding, Baker’s office said.