In today's blog, Melissa Waterman, Maine Lobstermen's Association, gives a recap of the lobster industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the publication of a Request for Applications for the Seafood Processor Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. Learn more about details and eligibility in today's blog.
Similar to many industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the aquaculture and commercial fishing industries saw their share of trials, especially with the initial shutdown of restaurants and export markets. Read on for a current snapshot of these industries.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provides nearly $300 million to marine fisheries impacted by COVID-19. These funds will be administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more to learn about funds and allocations.