COVID-19 Resources

Sign on shore in Unalaska with COVID-19 safety mandates

A sign in Unalaska alerting the public to the COVID-19 mandates, May, 2019. Photo by Melissa Good/Alaska Sea Grant.

FishBiz resources


Tips for Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Your Fishing Business (2020)

A 2-page bulletin with tips and resources to help manage some of the COVID-19-related risk and uncertainty, and help your fishing business be more resilient.

Webinar recordings

Socially Distant and Locally Sourced: Selling Your Seafood Dockside (April 7, 2020)

Seafood and marketing experts from Alaska Sea Grant discuss and answer audience questions about the basics of dockside sales direct marketing, looking at permits and what they cover, marketing tips, seafood quality and safety, and issues specific to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska state resources

Alaska COVID-19 Resources — Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Information about the spread of the virus in Alaska and response efforts, health mandates, and resources and guidance on how to avoid getting sick and what to do if you become sick.

COVID-19 information for workers — Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The CARES Act includes funds to expand unemployment benefits, including expanding benefits to positions not normally covered by unemployment assistance. In Alaska, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Federal COVID-19 information page provides guidance on how to determine which benefits may be available to you, and how to apply. For Alaskans who qualify, these funds are being administered through the State of Alaska unemployment program.

Federal resources

Fisheries Relief — Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) is working collaboratively with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to distribute the funds appropriated by Congress for various fishery disasters.

Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus page is a clearinghouse of information about the virus itself, how to avoid getting sick, what to do if you are sick, and more. This page is updated frequently, so check it often.

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources — U.S. Small Business Administration

Many of the CARES Act small business programs are administered through the SBA. The link below with take you to their page: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources, where you’ll find information on relevant programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, Express Bridge Loan (EBL) program, and Loan Forgiveness programs.