Covid-19 Pandemic Resources
Covid-19 has reached the coast of Maine.
MCFA has curated a list of resources to keep fishermen healthy and financially secure.
We will be updating this information regularly.
Some fishermen and fishing businesses are able to cope or adapt for the short-term, others need immediate assistance, none are prepared for what might be a long-term decline in seafood value.
Once Congress passes an economic relief package we will update resources and opportunities for fishermen.
For fishermen interested in selling their own product, here are some links to rules, licenses, and other important information. Selling seafood can be complicated, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
For consumers looking to buy fresh Maine seafood, here is a list of sale locations.
Thank you for supporting Maine fishermen.
COVID-19 is creating stress, fear, and uncertainty in all our lives. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other mental health concerns are on the rise. Just as we want you to stay healthy physically, we need you to stay healthy mentally.
Contact your PCP and ask for recommendations for health professionals near you.
Maine Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 568-1112
Maine’s warm-line for non-crisis calls: 1 (866) 771-9276
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Who would be covered by the expanded program?
The changes form the stimulus package will allow for far more unemployed workers to be eligible for unemployment benefits. This includes self-employed people and part-time workers. Those who are unemployed or who cannot work for a wide variety of coronavirus-related reasons are likely to receive benefits.
Are independent contractors covered in the bill?
Self-employed people will be eligible for unemployment benefits.
What if I’ve been advised by a health care provider to quarantine myself?
Those who must self-quarantine will be covered. The legislation also says that individuals who are unable to get to work because of a quarantine imposed as a result of the outbreak will also be eligible.
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Automobile Loan Programs
Ford Motor Credit/Ford Disaster Relief 1.800.723.4016
Chrysler Capital 1.855.563.5635
Chevy Cares 1.800.222.1020
GM Financial (waiving late fees through April 30) 1.800.284.2271