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Fisheries

Congressman Pallone fights in Congress for New Jersey’s recreational and commercial fishermen. He has called for flexibility in the timeline of rebuilding fisheries, and pushed for NOAA to use better data and increase transparency when determining fishing quotas. In 2016 and 2017, he successfully helped lead efforts to increase New Jersey’s summer flounder quotas.

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June 9, 2021 In The News

An incoming tide of federal dollars aims to lift a few boats, bait shops and seafood markets in the Garden State.

New Jersey is set to receive another $9.5 million in COVID-19 relief money for the state’s fishing industry, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th, announced Tuesday.

June 8, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that New Jersey’s fishing industry will receive $9.5 million from the omnibus and coronavirus relief bill Congress passed and was signed into law last December. The bill included an additional $300 million for the fishing industry in the United States to support businesses with losses incurred in the second half of 2020.

March 9, 2021 In The News

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — With New Jersey’s commercial fishing industry about to receive a second round of federal coronavirus aid, boat owners and those who run fishing-related businesses say the extra money is helping keep them afloat amid a sea of red ink.

The state’s fishing industry received $11 million last March under the CARES Act, an early aid bill passed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 8, 2021 Press Release

Belford, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today held a press conference to highlight aid delivered to New Jersey’s fishing communities. New Jersey received $11 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed and was signed into law in March 2020.

February 2, 2021 In The News

Nearly a year after being approved by federal lawmakers, financial relief is being handed out to New Jersey’s battered fishing industry.

January 29, 2021 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today applauded the distribution of COVID-19 relief funding to New Jersey’s fishing communities. New Jersey received $11 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed and was signed into law last March. The funding was allocated to aid commercial fishing businesses, charter and for-hire fishing businesses, aquaculture operations, processors, and other fishery-related businesses in New Jersey.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief Bill:

“This legislation is an all-encompassing package that delivers the resources we need to end the coronavirus pandemic, get help to hardworking Americans, and secure progress in our fight against climate change. It provides funding for vaccines, COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and direct support to American families.

October 20, 2020 In The News

Months after the pandemic rocked New Jersey’s fishing industry, millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief is set to finally flow to the anglers that need it.

October 13, 2020 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ- 06) announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) approved New Jersey’s spending plan for $11.3 million in federal aid for New Jersey’s commercial and charter fishing industry. Pallone helped secure the funding as part of the $300 million allocated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed and was signed into law in March.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) led their New Jersey colleagues in a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today calling for funding to help the fishing industry in the next coronavirus relief package. A decline in tourism and a reduction in restaurant operations have been deeply harmful to New Jersey’s fishing industry. The pandemic also arrived in New Jersey at the start of the critically important Striped Bass and Black Fish season.