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2022 Maryland Charter Boat Association Member Roster


County-level Small Business Relief Programs in response to COVID-19

Commerce Secretary Announces Allocation of $300 Million in CARES Act Funding (May 7, 2020)

CARES Act Disaster Relief Funds for Fisheries-Related Businesses (NOAA funds described above)

  • CARES Act - Frequently Asked Questions

  • CARES Act - Maryland DNR Relief 2020 (apply here)

  • Maryland Spend Plan (how Maryland plans to distribute NOAA funds described above)

  • Eligibility Criteria - Revenue Loss (from the Maryland Spend Plan)
    Eligible Entities that qualify for aid based on harvest history and payment of fees will be required
    to complete an affidavit self-certifying a loss of revenue that is greater than 35% compared to
    the prior 5-year average (2015-2019).  The loss may have occurred over any time period that is
    4 consecutive weeks or greater between March 16, 2020
    and the time of the application and
    may not include projected future losses. However, revenue for the remainder of 2020, monetary
    aid received through this application and through any other COVID-19 assistance programs
    must not result in a net increase in total annual revenue over the applicant’s 5-year annual
    average (2015-2019). Maryland will be relying on each Eligible Entity’s self-certifying loss
    statement to qualify them for funding. Therefore, Maryland will limit its review of each Eligible
    Entity’s claim to a cursory examination of available harvest records to validate participation in
    fishing, aquaculture, or seafood dealing/processing activity during the required 3-year period:
    2017, 2018 and 2019.

Maryland Small Business Relief Programs in response to COVID-19

Alternatives to the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund

COVID-19 Assistance for Commercial Watermen and the Seafood Industry

CDC Recommendations - How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

How to Cook Blue Catfish (video)

Blue Catfish Recipes - a collection

Rockfish Recipes - a collection

Snakehead Fish Recipes - a collection

Maryland Seafood Recipes - Fish

GRILLED ROCKFISH (courtesy Maryland Department of Agriculture Seafood Marketing Program)


1 4-6 pound Rockfish. dressed 1/2 C chopped sweet pepper 1 TB olive oil
1 lemon 2 ribs celery, finely chopped 1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 green onions, sliced thin 2 tsp. capers, drained 1/4 C dry vermouth, or white wine
4 mushrooms, chopped 1 tsp. lite soy sauce 8 strips bacon toothpicks
pepper to taste

Start fire with charcoal briquetes. Squeeze lemon juice on rockfish. Inside and out. Saute vegetables in olive oil and lite soy sauce with seasonings and dry vermouth. Cover with lid and add water as necessary to prevent vegetables from burning. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stuff fish with vegetables and wrap bacon around the fish to hold together and secure with toothpicks. Grill fish in wire rack. Cook 10 minutes, flip and cook 10 more minutes until fish is done (about 20 to 25 minutes).  Do not allow fire to flame up, sprinkle with water as necessary.

TO SERVE:  Remove bacon and toothpicks. Carefully remove skin. Place skinless pieces of fish and stuffing on platter and serve immediately. Makes 4 to 8 servings.

For free Maryland Seafood Recipe Brochures contact us at:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 410-841-5820
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