More Financial Relief Available For Md. Seafood Industry

Maryland’s commercial seafood industry is getting an additional $3.4-million in economic relief funds. Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday that the money comes through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. It supplements previous COVID-19 relief packages to help the seafood industry recover from the effects of the pandemic. Commercial, for hire, aquaculture and seafood processing…

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22,000 More H-2B Visas Approved By Homeland Security

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22,000 additional H-2B Visas have been released, which should make it easier for the seafood industry, tourism and other sectors that rely upon temporary seasonal workers. The Department of Homeland Security said demand for workers is a major reason for this decision. Congressman Andy Harris, R- Md. 1st who represents the Eastern Shore said the…

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Gov Hogan Pushes Federal Officials for Change in H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Program Visas

With Maryland’s blue crab harvest season underway, Governor Larry Hogan today urged federal officials to make more H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Program visas available to help protect Maryland’s $355 million seafood industry and supply chain.  In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the governor also called for a…

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