Luria demands swift action on aid to aquaculture and fishery industries - Elaine for Congress

Luria demands swift action on aid to aquaculture and fishery industries

In response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congresswoman Elaine Luria joined two bipartisan efforts urging the Department of Commerce to quickly implement relief for the fishery and aquaculture industries.

“Accounting for more than $200 billion in sales and 1.7 million jobs, fisheries and aquaculture are key to the health of regional economies throughout America and Coastal Virginia,” said Congresswoman Luria. “Like many other industries, the fishery and aquaculture industries have endured intense economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic and need monetary relief. We must provide the aid and support needed to ensure Coastal Virginia’s fishery and aquaculture industries continue to thrive in the future.”

In March, Congresswoman Luria supported the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill provides $300 million in relief for the fishery and aquaculture industries that have experienced the harsh effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a drastically decreased demand for seafood across the U.S. supply chain, which has resulted in a loss of markets.

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