2020 and 2021 Norton Sound Red King Crab Fisheries
Disaster Relief Fund Second Draft Spend Plan

On May 9, 2023, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce made a disaster determination for the Alaska Norton Sound Red King Crab Fisheries, 2020 and 2021, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in response to a March 21, 2022, request from Governor Dunleavy. NOAA Fisheries allocated $2,804,214 to address losses to the affected management areas. The State of Alaska, in consultation with stakeholders and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, has drafted an initial spend plan and is now requesting public comments from affected stakeholders. Comments should be received by November 27, 2023, to be considered for the final spend plan.

This is the last opportunity to provide comments.

The final spend plan will be sent to Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the administrator of the federal grant for the disaster funds. Once the federal grant has been approved, PSMFC can begin the fund distribution process.

Comments can be submitted by email to dfg.com.fisheriesdisasters@alaska.gov or by mail to: ADF&G, Attn: Darion Jones

ADF&G, Attn: Darion Jones
PO Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526


Alaska Norton Sound Red King Crab Fisheries, 2020 and 2021, Disaster: