Fishery Sectors (90% of harvester pool): Eligibility criteria and fund distribution are informed by data from the NOAA Fisheries Catch Accounting Database, ADF&G fish tickets, and the comments received from sector stakeholders.
Permit-based distributions for the jig sector will be paid to the individual named on the CFEC commercial fishing permit.
Vessel-based distributions for all other sectors will be paid to the person or entity named as the vessel owner on the 2018 CFEC commercial vessel license.
Allocations to each of the six fishery harvesting sectors are based on the proportion of each sector’s loss resulting from the 2018 fishery disaster. ADF&G used wholesale value rather than exvessel value to compare relative loss across all harvesting sectors because the harvesting sectors includes both CVs and CPs. The loss to each sector is determined by comparing the 5-year average adjusted wholesale value (2013 to 2017) to the 2018 wholesale value as shown in the following table:
||Average Wholesale Value (2013-2017)
||2018 Wholesale Value
||2018 Value Compared to Average Value
||Value of Loss
||Proportion of Total Loss
|Jig CV and CP
Vessel crew (10% of harvester pool):
Vessel crew that meet the criteria are eligible to receive an equal payment from the vessel crew pool. The intent is to identify those crew who participated during the 2018 season and were impacted by the fishery disaster.
Eligibility criteria for vessel crew: *
1. Crew member MUST have held a 2018 commercial crew license or 2018 CFEC permit for any fishery. This information will be verified using the ADF&G Licensing database and the CFEC permit database.
2. Crew member MUST have worked for a permit holder (jig sector) or vessel (pot, longline, and trawl sectors) that is eligible to receive funds for the 2018 Pacific cod fishery disaster. This information will be verified based on crew contract, crew settlement, or 1099-MISC tax form from 2018.
3. Crew member MUST NOT be eligible for fishery disaster funds under another category of this distribution plan. Based on an estimate of the number of vessels that would qualify under the proposed eligibility criteria and a coarse estimate of the average number of crew utilized by each operation type, approximately 600 crew members may qualify under this category.
SELECT YOUR APPLICATION
(Fishery Sector applicants were mailed paper applications identifying your eligiblity)