Landings 2019-2020 Season
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The uncertainty about whether fishing boat owners could list their crew or the crew members needed to file for their own PPP. With this notice it determined that the fishing boat owner can file listing the crew.
"On April 14, 2020, SBA, in consultation with Treasury, posted an interim final rule explaining that the self-employment income of the general active partners of a partnership could be reported as a payroll cost, up to $100,000 annualized, on a PPP loan application filed by or on behalf of the partnership."
- The deadline for applying for new PPP forgivable loans is FAST approaching – June 30th, 2020. If you think this might be a good option for you, contact your commercial banker IMMEDIATELY.
ODFW anticipates submitting Oregon’s spending plan to the federal government (NOAA) by the end of June for federal approval. They will be taking comment on it next week.
ODFW has announced the availability of the draft spend plan (attached, and available at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/CARES/) for the CARES Act Fisheries Disaster Assistance funds ($16 million for Oregon). ODFW will be holding a public meeting by videoconference on June 24th, 2020 from 1pm – 3pm (PDT) to present information about the spend plan, and take brief public comments. You can also submit written comments on the draft plan to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26, 2020.
This document was updated on June 18, 2020. Guidance regarding financial relief for the impacts of COVID-19 is rapidly changing. Please check appropriate state and federal websites
frequently for the most updated information.
Arlene Soto provided an overview of the changes to the PPP Loan forgiveness program, which provide substantially more flexibility than the program had originally. Also, we will be posting a fact sheet on these changes that was put together by the National Sea Grant Law Center.
"U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic."
"The situation around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease) in Oregon continues to evolve. Governor Kate Brown has a webpage capturing statewide and federal recommendations and updates." (Updated regularly; last updated 4/10)
Video of webinar on "CARES Act 101 for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Seafood Businesses."
Copy and paste this link for an accompanying Q and A document: http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/covid19/files/qa-caresact101.pdf
"A clearinghouse of reliable information on CARES Act programs and other issues associated with COVID-19 for the fishing, aquaculture, and seafood industries. This page is updated frequently as questions are received and resources come online."
"Business Oregon collaborated with the Oregon Employment Department, the Secretary of State's Office and the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to create a Small Business Navigator. The tool includes a hotline and a website containing comprehensive information on key programs for small businesses impacted by COVID-19."
SBA Loan summaries.
The 'CARES Act Tip sheet for Self Employed Individuals’ prepared by the National Sea Grant Law Center that synthesizes much of the information presented in their webinars into a quick Q&A style reference.
Meeting agenda for ODCC Conference Call Public Meeting on June 26, 2020.
If you were unable to attend the ODCC meeting held in Newport, OR on March 3, 2019, but are interested in some of the commission's marketing efforts over the past several months please check out the link to the PowerPoint slides from the report.
On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, John Sackton delivered his presentation on the outlook of the Dungeness crab fishery for 2018.
This is the Market Report that was video taped and put on YouTube
The summer season for Dungeness crab starts on Monday, June 8, 2020. Beginning on Monday, a weekly landing limit of 1200 lbs. will be in effect through the season closure on August 14.
New temporary rules notice, and target dates for re-scheduling proposal of phase II whale entanglement mitigation regulatory package to the
OFWC (for proposed implementation next crab season 2020-21).
Illness of a person onboard any vessel that may adversely affect the safety of a vessel or port facility is a hazardous condition per 33 CFR 160.216 and must be reported immediately to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP). Cases of persons who exhibit symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must be reported to the COTP.
The Coast Guard considers it a hazardous condition under 33 CFR 160.216 if anyone, regardless of where they have been or who they have interacted with, shows symptoms of COVID-19 or other flu like illness. This requires immediate notification to the nearest Coast Guard COTP.
As discussions of offshore wind development in the U.S. continue to progress, Pacific fishermen have expressed significant concern over the lack of communication and collaboration necessary to inform coexistence among ocean users. The RODA-Pacific Advisory Committee is comprised of leaders from several West Coast fisheries throughout California and Oregon. Its purpose is to improve science and policy approaches to development, while also increasing and improving communication to help strengthen ties between Pacific fishermen and fishing communities across the country.
The focus of Phase II whale entanglement management measures is to help reduce risk of whale entanglements in crab gear by reducing the number of vertical lines in the water. To prepare for Phase II recommendations to the OFWC, the ODFW is hosting four regional Dungeness crab public industry meetings to solicit targeted input.
The OSU buoy off Coos Bay/Charleston (our designation CB06, USCG designator LLNR 612) stopped reporting via cell phone and 2 separate satellite systems on Saturday night, 4/6, about 8PM. This was during a stretch of nasty weather. The USCG has done a fly-over of the deployment location and not seen the buoy. (Click link for pic)
We would appreciate hearing of any sitings and locations.The last reported location from the buoy itself Saturday night 8PM was 43 deg 17.805 min N, 124 deg 32.051 min W.
Please contact Mike Kosro, Professor at email@example.com or call 541-737-3079.
Anchored receivers are being deployed off of Reedsport again this year. The anchored receivers will be out for about 3 weeks. They record fish that are carrying acoustic transmitters
Currently there are several vacancies on the Commercial Fishery Permit boards and ODFW is hoping that permit holders are interested in serving as a member of a Commercial Fishery Permit Board. If you know of someone that would be an ideal candidate for one of the public positions, please have them contact ODFW for an application.
Materials available from the Workshop in April
Lakeside/Reedsport Research Buoy location and notification
Megalope return study of 2019, released in April of 2020.
This memorandum is to briefly describe results from using the Oregon Dungeness crab bio-economic model to assess economic impacts from proposed measures to reduce risk of fisheries gear whale entanglements.
Report generated from the ODCC's funded research to produce a Bio-Economic model for the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery.
Original RFP for research study
By Noelle Yochum, 2014
Proposal from OSU
Megalope return study
Megalope return study
Thesis defense on Dungeness study
Dr. Alan Shanks study for the commission
ODA Dungeness testing results
Letter for processors processing crab in 2019. from ODA
Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated October 16, 2019 (printable PDF version)
Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated August 2, 2019 (printable PDF version)
Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated February 25, 2019.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue four - dated November 26, 2018.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue three - dated August 24, 2018.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Dated April 3, 2018
Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Issue one - dated December 5, 2017.
The 2018-19 Oregon Dungeness crab season "brought in $66.7 million dollars ex-vessel value, the second highest grossing season on record! Landings totaled 18.7 million pounds, approximately 9% above the 10-year average of 17.0 million pounds."
The season "brought in a record breaking 74.2 million dollar ex-vessel value! Landings totaled 23.1 million pounds, about 31% above the 10-year average of 16 million pounds..."
"The 2016-17 Oregon Dungeness crab season brought in the highest ex-vessel value ever, totaling $62.7 million dollars! Landings totaled 20.4 million pounds, about 22% above the 10 year average of 16.0 million pounds..."