RSW Support Program

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boatsatdockIn the interest of improving salmon quality and fishing income, BBEDC's RSW Support Program provides assistance to BBEDC CDQ resident fishermen for initial and annual start-ups, maintenance, winterization and technical consultation for Refrigerated Sea Water (RSW) systems.  The value of the services per applicant shall not exceed $1000 per year including any necessary travel and related costs.  Applications will be accepted January 9 to May 5, 2017.

To be eligible applicants must own a fishing vessel equipped with a mechanical refrigerated seawater system or be committed to installing one this calendar year through either BBEDC's Vessel Upgrade Grant or RSW Purchase Program.  As with all BBEDC programs, a current BBEDC Residency Affidavit and Relationship Disclosure Form must be on file with BBEDC. Applicants must also hold an Alaska CFEC SO3T salmon permit or provide a copy of a contract to fish in the coming season with a CFEC SO3T salmon permit holder; the permit holder must also document residency in a BBEDC community.

2017 RSW Support Program Application

For more information contact the Regional Fisheries Development office at 842-4370 or 1-800-478-4370.