The National Marine Fisheries Service has approved another round of salmon disaster relief. The outlay will total nearly $13 million, and will be distributed as follows:
• $4.5 million in direct payments to the recreation fishing sector, including sportfish guides.
• $7.5 million for research, restoration, education, gear replacement and modification, and outreach. Of this sum, $6.4 million is for the Yukon-Kuskokwim region and $1.1 million is for Cook Inlet.
• $700,000 in direct payments to commercial buying stations and salmon buyers in the Cook Inlet area.
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