Update on CARES Act funding for Hawai‘i’s commercial fishing industry (updated Nov 5) – Applications now available

CARES Act applications are now available through the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission website

Applications must be submitted to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission by Nov. 23, 2020. Interested applicants must review the Hawai‘i spend plan to determine their eligibility. At a minimum, applicants must be able to claim:

  • Economic revenue losses greater than 35% as compared to the prior 5-year* average revenue; or
  • any negative impacts to subsistence, cultural, or ceremonial fisheries

*Entities that have been in business less than five years are still eligible for assistance.

Fishery participants eligible for funding include commercial fishing businesses, charter/for-hire fishing businesses, qualified aquaculture operations, wholesale seafood dealers and processors, subsistence/cultural/ceremonial fishers, and other fishery-related businesses.

If you have CARES Act related questions, please email [email protected] or call toll free (877) 695-3457.