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COVID-19: General Business

COVID-19 Resources

General Business

National Sea Grant Law Center COVID-19 Resources
The National Sea Grant Law Center, in partnership with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, created this webpage to serve as a clearinghouse of reliable information on CARES Act programs and other issues associated with COVID-19 for the fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries. This page is updated frequently as questions are received and resources come online.

NOAA Fisheries Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Food and Drug Administration

CDC Business & Industry Guidance

Environmental Cleaning Recommendations

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

US Chamber Foundation

Department of Labor

Extension Disaster Education Network

Cash on the line: Federal funds for fishermen and fishing communities

Paycheck Protection Program — Loan Forgiveness (Reflects PPP changes through June 26, 2020)

Monthly Trends in Louisiana’s Commercial Fisheries Landings
2016, 2017 and 2018 Landings and Dockside Value

COVID-19 Impact Surveying of Louisiana Fishing Sectors (narrated PowerPoint slides)
Overview and preliminary results

CARES Act Assistance
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will soon begin accepting applications for $14.6 million in financial assistance that will be available to Louisiana fishermen and others in the industry who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Applications open at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and must be submitted online.