Round 2 CARES Act Fisheries Relief Applications Now Available

August 1, 2022

Applications for “Round 2” CARES Act relief for fishery participants are now available on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) web site. All applications must be submitted by mail through traditional methods, i.e., USPS, FedEx, UPS. The deadline for postmarking applications for all sectors is October 31, 2022No late applications will be accepted.

Please note, applicants will need to know their Round 1 relief amounts in order to apply for Round 2 funds.  For more information regarding Alaska’s Round 1 or Round 2 spend plans, please contact the ADF&G. If not already doing so, please continue to monitor ADF&G’s website for updates as this will be the primary source for publicizing information and updates. More info can be found here:

Applications can be downloaded and printed from the link below. Please carefully review Alaska’s spend plan and application instructions before completing an application, link also below. Applicants are encouraged to download and print applications from the PSMFC web site and to pay for tracking and/or delivery confirmation when mailing the application to the PSMFC.

The PSMFC will NOT mail applications to fishery participants unless explicitly requested. If requesting an application by mail, please email, subject the message “Application Request,” and provide your name, the address where you receive mail, and indicate which application(s) you are requesting. If calling the toll-free hotline, please provide the same information. PSMFC also strongly encourages that remote villages and communities request applications in bulk to be mailed to a community leader or tribal liaison.

For questions or inquiries related specifically to Alaska’s CARES Act fisheries relief please email or call toll-free: (888) 517-7262. If you have the ability to email, you may receive a quicker response due to the large volume of calls anticipated to be received.

Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission Website:  (updates and various applications posted here)

Alaska Spend Plan

Closed Alaska Commercial Fisheries – Ineligible for shares (see the following link)

Applicants must download/print sector specific applications below. Applications maybe completed electronically as a fillable pdf, then printed or blank applications maybe printed and completed by hand.

Commercial Harvesting Application (click here)

Sport Fishing Charter Application (click here)

Seafood Processing Application (click here)

Subsistence User Application (click here)