As with The Right Kind, my fare for my trip that would have left this Friday 4-3-20 is rolled over to 2021.. My deposit that would have been for 2021 is rolled over to 2022....
I've heard the many of the boats have already applied for all applicable loans and aid that the government has offered. Now to sit back and wait for a reply.
Recreational Fishing Alliance
PO Box 250 New Gretna, NJ 08224
888 564-6732 [email protected]
For Immediate Release
April 2, 2020
Just about every business in the recreational fishing industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and actions taken by federal, state and local governments to slow the spread of the novel virus. Beginning on Friday, April 3, small businesses including marinas and tackle shops, can apply for loans available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package, CARES ACT, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last week. The CARES Act includes upwards of $350 million of forgivable loans to pay for up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. The loans can also be used to pay mortgages, rent and utilities. These loans become available at a time when many recreational fishing related businesses are experiencing massive declines in revenue and short falls with cash flow. These loans may prove to be extremely helpful for businesses and their employees to get through the next two months as policies remain in place to minimize the impact of virus on our nation. Use the following link to learn more about these loans and to check your eligibility. https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
While there has been guidance and financial support provided at the federal level, most policies regarding social distancing, essential businesses and stay at home orders have been carried out at the state and local levels. Thus, policies that impact our ability to go recreational fishing and recreational fishing businesses vary from state to state. The National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA) has put together a useful list which allows you to review the COVID-19 mitigation rules by each state. Use
the following link to review the various policies.
If you have specific questions regarding financial assistance programs or measures in your particular state don’t hesitate to contact us. It is also important to remember that anglers have a responsibility to comply with social distancing rules even when outside fishing. We can’t stress enough how important it is to follow these guidelines not only for the sake of public health but also so we are allowed to continue fishing during these trying times.
The reason the Q-105 left was because John would not put any money back into the boat to keep it up to date. He lost customers and more money and finally had the boat taken away.The only reason the Q105 left was it could not pass CG inspection. The fleet will still be the fleet with the same boats. Maybe ownership changes.