Fishery Disaster Determinations

Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations, in reverse chronological order, with information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority.

82. Georgia Shrimp, 2018 *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Georgia

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester:  Steve Howard, County Commissioner, Camden County; Albert J. Scott, Chairman, Chatham County

Request Date:  5/18/2018, 5/29/18

Camden County Request Letter (PDF, 1 pages), Chatham County Request Letter (PDF 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

81. Pacific Cod Gulf of Alaska, 2018 *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Alaska

Region: Alaska Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester:  Bill Walker, Governor, State of Alaska

Request Date:  3/8/2018

Request Letter (PDF, 1 pages) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

80. Washington Ocean Troll Coho and Chinook Salmon Fisheries, 2016 (Tribal)  *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Washington State Coho and Chinook Salmon Fisheries

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester:  Nate Tyler, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council

Request Date:  3/14/2018

Request Letter (PDF, 6 pages) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

79. Hurricane Harvey, 2017 

Fishery/Area Affected: Texas Fisheries 

Region:  Southeast

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Governor Greg Abbott

Request Date: 2/14/2018

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 3/20/2018

Press Release

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (Hurricane Harvey)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a); IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter: (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $13,945,263

78. Washington State Coho Salmon Fisheries, 2016 (Tribal)  *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Washington State Coho Salmon Fisheries, 2016

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Charles Woodruff, Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council

Request Date: 5/4/2017

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

77. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, 2017

Fishery/Area Affected: Florida fisheries (Irma); USVI fisheries and Puerto Rico fisheries (Irma & Maria)

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Rick Scott, Kenneth E. Mapp, Ricardo Rossello Nevares

Request Date: 10/2/2017, 10/6/2017, 11/7/2017

Request Letter: Florida (PDF, 2 pages), Virgin Islands (PDF, 2 pages), Puerto Rico (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 2/8/2018

Press Release

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Hurricanes Irma and Maria)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a); MSA 315; IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter: Florida (PDF, 1 page), Virgin Islands (PDF, 1 page), Puerto Rico (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $66,738,161

76. California Red Sea Urchin Fishery, 2015-2016  *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: California Red Sea Urchin Fishery

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Acting Governor Gavin Newsom

Request Date: 9/5/2017

Request Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

75. California Pacific Sardine Fishery, 2015-2016  *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: California Pacific Sardine Fishery

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Acting Governor Gavin Newsom

Request Date: 9/5/2017

Request Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

74. Oregon and California Klamath River Fall Chinook Salmon Fishery, 2016 and 2017 *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Oregon and California Klamath River Fall Chinook Salmon Fishery

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Ryan Jackson, Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe; Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairperson, Yurok Tribal Council; Govs. Edmund G. Brown Jr. (CA) and Kate Brown (OR)

Request Date: 3/13/2017, 4/25/2017, 5/24/2017

Request Letter: Hoopa (PDF, 2 pages), Yurok (PDF, 2 pages), California and Oregon (PDF, 5 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

73. Washington State Coho and Pink Salmon Fisheries, 2015 (Tribal) *Pending*

Fishery/Area Affected: Washington State Coho and Pink Salmon Fisheries, 2015

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Maria Lopez, Chairwoman, Hoh Tribal Council; Shawn Yanity, Chairman, Stillaguamish Indian Tribe; Katherine Canete, General Manager, Nooksack Indian Tribe; Virginia Cross, Chairperson, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; Charles Woodruff, Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council; Doreen Maloney, Director of Treaty Entitlements, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe; Leonard Forsman, Chairman, Suquamish Tribal Council

Request Dates: 7/27/2016, 2/10/2017, 3/8/2017, 4/4/2017, 5/4/2017; 1/20/2017; 3/8/2018

Request Letters: Hoh (PDF, 4 pages), Stillaguamish (PDF, 1 page), Nooksack (PDF, 1 page), Muckleshoot (PDF, 4 pages), Quileute (PDF, 2 pages), Upper Skagit (PDF, 3 pages) Suquamish (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: N/A

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

72. Gulf of Alaska Pink Salmon, 2016

Fishery/Area Affected: Pink Salmon Fisheries in Prince William Sound, Kodiak Management Area, Chignik Management Area, Lower Cook Inlet Management Area, Southeast Alaska, South Alaska Peninsula, and Yakutat Area

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (AK)

Request Date: 9/19/2016, 9/28/2016, 10/26/2016

Request Letter: 9/19/2016 (PDF, 3 pages), 9/28/2016 (PDF, 2 pages), 10/26/2016 (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release (PDF)

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $56,361,332

71. Washington Ocean Salmon Troll Fishery, 2016

Fishery/Area Affected: Ocean Salmon Troll Fishery

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)

Request Date: 9/14/2016

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release:  PDF

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (warm ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $834,401

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70. California Klamath River Chinook Salmon Fishery, 2016 (Yurok Tribe)

Fishery/Area Affected: Klamath River Commercial Fishery

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Thomas P. O'Rourke, Sr., Chairperson, Yurok Tribe

Request Date: 7/20/2016

Request Letter (PDF, 5 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release 

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (warm ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount:  $3,864,904

69. Washington Dungeness Crab Fishery, 2015 (Quileute Tribe)

Fishery/Area Affected: Dungeness Crab Fishery, Quileute Tribe Treaty Area

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Charles Woodruff, Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council

Request Date: 6/23/2016

Request Letter (PDF, 5 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release (PDF)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (harmful algal blooms)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $1,481,199

68. Washington South Puget Sound Coho, Chinook, and Chum Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Port Gamble S'Klallam, and Jamestown S'Klallam Tribes)

Fishery/Area Affected: South Puget Sound Coho, Chinook, and Chum Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Joseph C. Peters, Natural Resources Policy Representative, Squaxin Island Tribe; Mr. Jeremy Sullivan, Chairman, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe; Mr. W. Ron Allen, Chairman/ CEO Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; Farron McCloud, Chairman, Nisqually Indian Tribe

Request Date: 5/9/2016, 6/22/2016, 7/5/2016, 7/31/2016

Request Letter: Squaxin (PDF, 1 page), Port Gamble (PDF, 2 pages), Jamestown (PDF, 1 page), Nisqually (PDF, 4 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release 

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (warm ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: Squaxin (PDF, 1 page), Port Gamble (PDF, 1 page), Jamestown (PDF, 1 page), Nisqually (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L 115-123

Amount: $13,542,624

67. California Dungeness Crab and Rock Crab, 2015-2016

Fishery/Area Affected: California Dungeness Crab and Rock Crab 2015-2016

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., (CA)

Request Date: 2/9/2016

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release 

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (harmful algal bloom)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $25,797,268

66. Washington Coastal Salmon, 2015 (Quinault and WA)

Fishery/Area Affected: Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor and Queets River

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Jay Inslee (WA); Fawn R. Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation

Request Date: 9/14/2016; 11/23/2015

Request Letter: Washington State (PDF, 2 pages); Quinault (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release: Press Release (PDF)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (warm ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: Washington State (PDF, 1 page); Quinault (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: P.L. 115-123

Amount: $14,606,939

65. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2014 (Elwha, Makah, Swinomish Tribes)

Fishery/Area Affected: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community; Timothy J. Greene Sr., Chairman, Makah Tribal Council; Frances G. Charles, Chairwoman, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Request Date: 1/13/2015, 1/20/2015, 2/25/2015

Request Letter: Swinomish (PDF, 2 pages), Makah (PDF, 2 pages), Elwha (PDF, 4 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Swinomish: Denied, Makah: Approved, Elwha: Approved

Determination Date: 1/18/2017

Press Release 

Cause of Disaster:  Natural Causes (warm ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: Swinomish (PDF, 1 page), Makah (PDF, 1 page), Elwha (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority:  P.L. 115-123

Amount: $2,827,909

64. Georgia White Shrimp, 2013

Fishery/Area Affected: White Shrimp (GA)

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Nathan Deal (GA)

Request Date: 2/10/2014

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/24/2015

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Excessive Rainfall, Disease)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

63. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2013 (Lummi Nation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Chairman Tim Ballew II, Lummi Nation

Request Date: 10/28/2013

Request Letter (PDF, 8 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/14/2014

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

62. Hurricane Isaac, 2012

Fishery/Area Affected: Louisiana Commercial Fishery

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)

Request Date: 1/14/2013

Request Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Withdrawn

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

61. New Jersey and New York Fisheries, 2012 (Sandy)

Fishery/Area Affected: Commercial and Recreational Fishing Industry

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)

Request Date: 11/13/2012

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/16/2012

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Storm Sandy)

Determination Authority: MSA 315, IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter: New York (PDF, 1 page), New Jersey (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: PL 113-2 (PDF, 2 pages), PL 113-76 (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $3,096,160

60. Alaska Salmon, 2010-2012 (Nelson Lagoon)

Fishery/Area Affected: Nelson Lagoon Sockeye 2010-2012

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Mayor Stanley Mack, Aleutians East Borough (AK)

Request Date: 9/7/2012

Request Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 9/8/2015

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

59. Florida Oyster, 2012

Fishery/Area Affected: Oyster, FL Panhandle and Apalachicola Bay

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Rick Scott (FL)

Request Date: 9/6/2012, 11/7/2012

Request Letter: 9/6/2012 (PDF, 16 pages), 11/7/2012 (PDF, 2 pages) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/12/2013

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Drought)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $6,316,533

58. Alaska Chinook Salmon, 2011-2012 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, and Cook Inlet

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Sean Parnell (AK); Julie Kitka, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives

Request Date: 7/11/2012, 7/14/2012, 8/16/2012

Request Letter: AFN (PDF, 2 pages), Alaska - July (PDF, 7 pages), Alaska - August (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/12/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $20,797,524

57. Texas Red Tide, 2011

Fishery/Area Affected: Oyster

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Rick Perry (TX)

Request Date: 3/26/2012

Request Letter (PDF, 4 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 10/5/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

56. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2011-2013

Fishery/Area Affected: MA, ME, NH, CT, RI, and NY

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Deval L. Patrick (MA), Paul R. LePage (ME), John H. Lynch (NH), Dannel P. Malloy (CT), and Lincoln D. Chafee (RI)

Request Date: 11/15/2011, 11/21/2011, 1/13/2012, 8/23/2012, 8/24/2012

Request Letter: Maine (PDF, 3 pages), Massachusetts (PDF, 6 pages), New Hampshire (PDF, 3 pages), Connecticut (PDF, 2 pages), Rhode Island (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/13/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter: Maine (PDF, 1 page), Massachusetts (PDF, 1 page), New Hampshire (PDF, 1 page), Connecticut (PDF, 1 page), Rhode Island (PDF, 1 page), New York (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $32,847,955

55. Mississippi River Flood, 2011 (Mississippi)

Fishery/Area Affected: Mississippi Commercial

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Haley Barbour (MS) (Dewey Phillip Bryant)

Request Date: 6/22/2011

Request Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/12/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Flooding)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $10,941,828

54. Mississippi River Flood, 2011 (Louisiana)

Fishery/Area Affected: Louisiana Commercial Fisheries

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)

Request Date: 5/13/2011

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Withdrawn

Determination Date: 4/9/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

Numbers 53 - 16 (2010 - 2000)

53. West Coast Salmon, 2010 (Oregon) (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR)

Request Date: 10/26/2010

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/27/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 629 pages)

Amount: $170,000,000 (Cont'd from FY08/FY09)

52. Virginia Oyster Industry, 2010

Fishery/Area Affected: Oyster Industry Processors/Dealers

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (VA)

Request Date: 9/1/2010

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Withdrawn

Determination Date: 4/18/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A 

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

51. American Samoa Tsunami, 2009

Fishery/Area Affected: Bottomfish (Approved), Pelagic Longline (Denied)

Region: Pacific Island Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Togolia T.A. Tulafono (American Samoa) (Lt. Gov. Faoa A. Sunia)

Request Date: 8/15/2010

Request Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Partial Approval

Determination Date: 1/26/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Tsunami)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 639 pages)

Amount: $1,000,000

50. West Coast Salmon, 2010 (California) (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA)

Request Date: 6/8/2010

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/2/2010

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 629 pages)

Amount: $170,000,000 (Cont'd from FY08/FY09)

49. Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill, 2010

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Mexico (LA, MS, AL, and FL)

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Bobby Jindal (LA) and Haley Barbour (MS)

Request Date: 4/29/2010, 4/30/2010

Request Letter: Louisiana (PDF, 2 pages), Mississippi (PDF, 1 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/25/2010, 6/3/2010

Press Release: Florida (PDF, 2 pages), Gulf of Mexico (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Human Cause (Oil spill)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: Mississippi (PDF, 1 page), Louisiana (PDF, 1 page), Florida, (PDF, 1 page), Alabama (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 42 pages)

Amount: $26,000,000

48. Alaska Salmon, 2009 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Norton Sound and Port Clarence Districts Chinook and Chum Salmon

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester:Loretta Bullard, President Kawerak Inc. (on behalf of Bering Strait Region tribes); Art Ivanoff, Chairman, Southern Norton Sound Fish and Game Advisory Committee; and Nelson Angapak, Senior VP, AK Federation of Natives

Request Date: 3/31/2010, 03/07/2011, 03/24/2011

Request Letter: Kawerak (PDF, 4 pages), AFN (PDF, 10 pages), SNSAC (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 1/4/2012

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

47. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2009 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Henry Cagey, Chairman, Lummi Nation (Chris Colte)

Request Date: 12/14/2009

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/27/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

46. Maine Red Tide, 2009

Fishery/Area Affected: Shellfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. John Baldacci (ME)

Request Date: 10/5/2009

Request Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 12/22/2010

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a) 

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page) 

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

45. Alaska Salmon, 2009 (Yukon)

Fishery/Area Affected: Yukon River Chinook Salmon

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Sean Parnell (AK)

Request Date: 8/7/2009

Request Letter (PDF, 15 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/15/2010

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 42 pages)

Amount: $5,000,000

44. Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Longline, 2009

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Charlie Crist (FL) (Rick Scott)

Request Date: 5/6/2009

Request Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 4/7/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

43. West Coast Salmon, 2009 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon (CA, OR)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) and Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR)

Request Date: 4/21/2009

Request Letter N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 4/30/2009

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural (Poor ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 629 pages)

Amount: (See West Coast Salmon 2008)

42. New York/Long Island's Great South Bay Hard Clams, 2008

Fishery/Area Affected: Hard Clam

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. David A. Paterson (NY) (Andrew M. Cuomo)

Request Date: 10/3/2008

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 4/6/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a) IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

41. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2008 (Maine)

Fishery/Area Affected: Maine Multispecies Groundfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. John E. Baldacci (ME) (Paul LaPage)

Request Date: 9/26/2008

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 5/9/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

Amount: N/A

40. New England Red Tide, 2008 

Fishery/Area Affected: Shellfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Deval L. Patrick (MA), John E. Baldacci (ME), and John H. Lynch (NH)

Request Date: 9/4/2008

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/3/2008

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a) 

Determination Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $5,000,000

39. Gulf of Mexico Fisheries, 2008  (Gustav and Ike)

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Mexico

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA)

Request Date: 9/3/2008

Request Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/16/2008

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Hurricanes Gustav and Ike)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $47,000,000

38. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2007 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Christine O. Gregoire (WA); Evelyn D. Jefferson, Chairwoman, Lummi Nation;  Micah McCarty, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council; M. Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Tribal Community;  Frances G. Charles, Chairwoman, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; Mel Sheldon, Chairman, The Tulalip Tribe

Request Date: 10/16/2007, 4/29/2008, 5/6/2008, 5/6/2008, 5/14/2008, 9/4/2008

Request Letter: Lummi (PDF, 6 pages), Makah (PDF, 2 pages), Elwha (PDF, 2 pages), Swinomish (PDF, 2 pages), Tulalip (PDF, 2 pages), Washington (PDF, 1 page) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/13//2008

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 6 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $2,000,000

37. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, 2008

Fishery/Area Affected: Blue Crab, Chesapeake Bay

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Martin O'Malley (MD) and Timothy M. Kaine (VA)

Request Date: 5/2/2008

Request Letter: Maryland (PDF, 2 pages), Virginia (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/22/2008

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: PL 110-329 (PDF, 1 page) , PL 111-8 (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $30,000,000

36. West Coast Salmon, 2008

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR), and Christine O. Gregoire (WA); Micah McCarty, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council

Request Date: 3/14/2008, 4/29/2008

Request Letter: CA/OR/WA (PDF, 2 pages), Makah (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 4/30/2008

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural (Poor Ocean Conditions)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter: California (PDF, 3 pages), Oregon (PDF, 3 pages), Washington (PDF, 3 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $170,000,000

35. Florida Shark, 2007-2008

Fishery/Area Affected: Shark

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Charlie Crist (FL) (Rick Scott)

Request Date: 2/29/2008

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 4/7/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

34. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2008 (New Hampshire)

Fishery/Area Affected: New Hampshire

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. John Lynch (NH)

Request Date: 10/10/2007, 2/27/2008

Request Letter: '07 (PDF, 2 pages), '08 (PDF, 1 page) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 8/4/2008

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a) MSA 315

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

33. Alaska Snow Crab, 2007-2008 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); Linda Snow, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 6/7/2007, 7/7/2009

Request Letter: '07 (PDF, 8 pages), '09 (PDF, 12 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/27/2011

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

32. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 2007

Fishery/Area Affected: Multispecies Groundfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Devel Patrick (MA),  John E. Baldacci (ME), and Donald Carcieri (RI)

Request Date: 2/21/2007, 4/20/2007, 6/4/2007

Request Letter: Maine (PDF, 2 pages), Massachusettes (PDF, 2 pages), Rhode Island (PDF, 3 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 10/22/2007

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), MSA 315

Determination Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

31. Alaska Snow Crab, 2005-2006 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); Linda Snow, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 10/23/2006

Request Letter (PDF, 15 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 7/19/2007, 4/13/2007

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

30. West Coast Salmon, 2005-2006

Fishery/Area Affected: Klamath River Basin

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), and Theodore Kulongoski (OR); Michael Delbar, Chairman, Mendocino Co. (CA)

Request Date: 5/10/2005, 4/5/2006

Request Letter: Mendocino County (PDF, 2 pages), Washington (PDF, 2 pages) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 7/6/2006, 8/10/2006

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (Drought, poor ocean conditions)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $60,400,000

29. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (LA), Bob Riley (AL), Haley Barbour (MS), and Jeb Bush (FL)

Request Date: 12/9/2005

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/8/2005, 10/3/2005

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Hurricane)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d), MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 4 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: PL 110-28 (PDF, 1 page), PL 109-234 (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $213,000,000

28. Rhode Island Shellfish, 2005

Fishery/Area Affected: Shellfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Donald L. Carcieri (RI)

Request Date: 11/16/2005

Request Letter (PDF, 2 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Undetermined

Determination Date: N/A

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: N/A

Determination Letter:  N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

27. Maine Red Tide, 2005

Fishery/Area Affected: Shellfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. John Baldacci (ME)

Request Date: 6/14/2005

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 6/22/2005

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $2,000,000

26. Massachusetts Red Tide, 2005

Fishery/Area Affected: Shellfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)

Request Date: 6/10/2005

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 6/16/2005

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Harmful algae bloom)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $2,000,000

25. Alaska Snow Crab, 2003-2000 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK); Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); John R. Merulief, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 9/16/2003

Request Letter (PDF, 11 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 2/22/2005

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

24. Guam and Northern Mariana Island Fisheries, 2003

Fishery/Area Affected: Commercial, Recreational, Subsistence, Other Fishing Industry

Region: Pacific Island Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Felix P. Carnacho (Guam), and Juan N. Babauta (N. Mariana Islands)

Request Date: 3/17/2003, 3/31/2003

Request Letter: Guam (PDF, 3 pages), CNMI (PDF, 7 page)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 9/7/2006

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b), IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

23. Georgia Blue Crab, 2003

Fishery/Area Affected: Blue Crab

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Roy Barnes (GA)

Request Date: 12/11/2002

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/14/2003

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 544 pages)

Amount: $5,000,000

22. Alaska Snow Crab, 2002 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK); Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); John R. Merulief, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 5/2/2002

Request Letter:  (PDF, 11 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/13/2002, 11/17/2003

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

21. Alaska Snow Crab, 2001 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK); Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); John R. Merulief, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 6/4/2001

Request Letter (PDF, 11 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/29/2001

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 4 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

20. Virginia Spiny Dogfish, 2000

Fishery/Area Affected: Spiny Dogfish (VA)

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. James S. Gilmore (VA)

Request Date: 12/11/2000

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 1/19/2001

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter:  N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

19. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 1999-2001

Fishery/Area Affected: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Gary Locke (WA); Gordon Adams, Vice Chair, Lummi Nation

Request Date: 7/3/2000, 9/28/2001

Request Letter: Washington (PDF, 2 pages), Lummi (PDF, 18 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/13/2002, 12/10/2002

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

18. Alaska Salmon, 1997-2000 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: Norton Sound (New), Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK)

Request Date: 7/28/2000

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/8/2000

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes (Continued low returns over time)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 4 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: PL 106-78 (PDF, 2 pages), PL 106-554 (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $22,500,000

17. Alaska Snow Crab, 2000

Fishery/Area Affected: Bering Sea

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK); Simeon Swetzof, Mayor, St. Paul (AK); John R. Merulief, City Manager, St. Paul (AK)

Request Date: 1/31/2000, 3/10/2000

Request Letter: Alaska (PDF, 3 pages), St. Paul (PDF, 8 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/16/2000

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 5 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $10,000,000

16. Hawaii Longline Area Closure, 2000

Fishery/Area Affected: Hawaii Longline

Region: Pacific Island Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Benjamin J. Cayetano (HI)

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 2/7/2000

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312

Determination Letter (PDF, 1 page)

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

Numbers 15 - 1 (1999 - 1985)

15. North Carolina, 1999

Fishery/Area Affected: Blue Crab, White Shrimp, Oyster, Scallop, Flounder, Snapper, and Grouper

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Jim Hunt (NC)

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/22/1999

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 3 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $5,900,000

14. Long Island Sound Lobster, 1999

Fishery/Area Affected: Long Island Sound Lobster (CT, NY)

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. John G. Rowland (CT) and George E. Pataki (NY)

Request Date: 12/7/1999 (CT), 12/9/1999 (NY)

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/26/2000

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Extensive lobster mortality)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter:  N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $13,900,000

13. West Coast Groundfish, 1999

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Groundfish (CA, OR, WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Gray Davis (CA); John A. Kitzhaber (OR); and Gary Locke (WA)

Request Date: 10/28/1999, 11/5/1999, 1/18/2000

Request Letter: California (PDF, 1 page), Oregon (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 1/19/2000

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes; Sustained decline in recruitment

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $5,000,000

12. Florida Trap, 1998

Fishery/Area Affected: Spiny Lobster and Stone Crab (Monroe County, FL)

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)

Request Date: 3/30/1999

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages) 

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/20/1999

Press Release (PDF, 1 page)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (1998 Hurricanes Mitch and Georges)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages) 

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 5 pages)

Amount: $4,800,000

11. Alaska Salmon, 1998

Fishery/Area Affected: Bristol Bay, Kuskokwim and Yukon Rivers

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK)

Request Date: 8/13/1998

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 9/9/1998

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes (Extremely low salmon returns possibly due to El Niño)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 5 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 2 pages)

Amount: $50,000,000

10. West Coast Salmon, 1998

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Gary Locke (WA)

Request Date: 4/23/1998

Request Letter (PDF, 7 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/7/1998

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster (Environmental fluctuations including flooding, man-made causes, hydropower, agriculture, logging and urban development)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 5 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 7 pages)

Amount: $11,000,000

9. Gulf of Mexico Flooding Events, 1997

Fishery/Area Affected: LA and MS Brown Shrimp

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. M.J. Mike Foster, Jr. (LA);  Larry B. Simpson (Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission)

Request Date: 10/10/1997, 7/25/1997

Request Letter: Louisiana (PDF, 1 page), GSMFC (PDF, 4 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/7/1998

Press Release (PDF, 3 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (1997 Flooding)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 7 pages)

Amount: $2,000,000

8. Gulf of Mexico Red Tide, 1996-1997

Fishery/Area Affected: Oyster and Finfish

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. Kirk Fordice (MS) and M.J. Mike Foster, Jr. (LA);  Larry B. Simpson, Executive Director, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission

Request Date: 11/22/1996, 10/10/1997, 7/25/1997

Request Letter: Mississippi (PDF, 2 pages), Louisiana (PDF, 1 page), GSMFC (PDF, 4 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Denied

Determination Date: 8/7/1998

Press Release (PDF, 3 pages)

Cause of Disaster: N/A

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: N/A

Amount: N/A

7. Alaska Salmon, 1997

Fishery/Area Affected: Bristol Bay and Kuskokwim River

Region: Alaska

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. Tony Knowles (AK)

Request Date: 8/11/1997

Request Letter (PDF, 7 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 11/5/1997

Press Release (PDF, 2 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes (Extremely low salmon returns due to unknown causes, possibly El Niño)

Determination Authority: MSA 312(a)

Determination Letter (PDF, 4 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 1 page)

Amount: $7,000,000

6. West Coast Salmon, 1995 (Continuation)

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Govs. John A. Kitzhaber (OR) and Mike Lowry (WA)

Request Date: 6/27/1995

Request Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/2/1995

Press Release (PDF, 4 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster (Environmental factors: drought, less than normal snow pack, flooding, poor ocean upwelling compounded by continuing effects of El Niño and years of drought.)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 3 pages)

Amount: $13,000,000

5. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 1995

Fishery/Area Affected: New England Multispecies Groundfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: N/A

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/2/1995

Press Release (PDF, 4 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes - exacerbated by overfishing

Determination Authority: IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 3 pages)

Amount: $25,000,000

4. Gulf of Mexico Hurricane Disasters, 1995

Fishery/Area Affected: Gulf of Mexico

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: N/A

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/2/1995

Press Release (PDF, 4 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause (Hurricane and Flooding: 1992 Hurricane Andrew; 1994 Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl; 1996 Hurricanes Allison, Erin, Opal)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 3 pages)

Amount: $15,000,000

3. West Coast Salmon, 1992-1994

Fishery/Area Affected: West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA)

Region: West Coast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: N/A

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 5/25/1994

Press Release (PDF, 3 pages)

Cause of Disaster: Natural Causes (El Niño, Drought, Flooding, Poor Ocean Conditions)

Determination Authority: IFA 308(d)

Determination Letter (PDF, 2 pages)

Appropriation

Funding Authority (PDF, 3 pages)

Amount: $15,700,000

2. New England Multispecies Groundfish, 1994

Fishery/Area Affected: New England Multispecies Groundfish

Region: Greater Atlantic Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: Gov. William Weld (MA)

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 3/18/1994

Press Release: 

Cause of Disaster: Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes

Determination Authority: IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter:

Appropriation

Funding Authority: 

Amount: $30,000,000

1. Hurricane Hugo, 1989 and Hurricane Andrew, 1992

Fishery/Area Affected: N/A

Region: Southeast Region

Disaster Assistance Request

Requester: N/A

Request Date: N/A

Request Letter: N/A

Secretary of Commerce Determination

Determination: Approved

Determination Date: 8/2/1995

Press Release: N/A

Cause of Disaster: Natural Cause

Determination Authority: IFA 308(b)

Determination Letter: N/A

Appropriation

Funding Authority: 

Amount: $10,000,000