COVID-19 relief webinar for fishermen

ELLSWORTH – With a U.S. Senate-passed $484 billion COVID-19 economic relief package awaiting action in the House of Representatives and a promised signature by President Donald Trump, the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Maine Lobstermen’s Association and the Maine Aquaculture Association will host a COVID Financial Relief Webinar aimed directly at fishermen on Thursday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

With experts from Coastal Enterprises Inc. and Maine’s Small Business Development Center, the program is designed to help members of the fishing industry navigate the process of getting personal and business relief through the Paycheck Protection Program and the new state unemployment benefits program for the self-employed. The format will be a short presentation by experts on each topic, with guidance specific to fishing operations, business and crew followed by a question and answer period.

The webinar can be accessed at

For information and login instructions go to or visit the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association page on Facebook.

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