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Seafood Trade Relief Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing approximately $530 million through the Seafood Trade Relief Program to support U.S. seafood industry and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs from foreign governments. According to the USDA, commercial fishermen who sold any spiny lobster, flounder or tuna may be eligible for relief.

Fishermen can sign-up for relief from Sept. 14 to Dec. 14, 2020, through their local USDA Service Center. To find your local Service Center, visit The application can be found at

The funding will be provided through the Seafood Trade Relief Program and funded through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

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