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(a) To be eligible to receive a grant under this chapter, a project must be related to commercial fisheries, must be feasible, and must have the potential to
(1) increase the quality of seafood products from this state;
(2) increase the diversity or value of seafood products from this state in the consumer or food-service market;
(3) increase profitability in the harvesting and processing sector of the commercial fishing industry;
(4) increase efficiency or productivity in the commercial fishing industry;
(5) reduce costs within the commercial fishing industry; or
(6) increase economic activity within the community or region that the project is intended to benefit.
(b) Projects that will be considered under this section include projects
(1) to improve the quality of seafood from this state by chilling or freezing, including
(A) the installation or expansion of slush ice bags, ice machines, or chilling gear;
(B) the purchase of or improvement to floating ice machine barges; and
(C) additional equipment to improve access to freezing and chilling equipment;
(2) to improve the quality of seafood from this state by building new or improving existing cold storage facilities;
(3) to improve the quality of seafood from this state by easing handling, increasing speed, and increasing efficiency at key transportation nodes, including the installation or expansion of runway cooling systems, handling equipment, quality control equipment, freight consolidation facilities, and chain-of-custody tracking systems and devices;
(4) to increase the quality, diversity, and value of seafood products by building new or improving existing seafood processing facilities and equipment, including value-added processing equipment, fish by-product equipment, utilities in processing areas, and waste outfall lines;
(5) to improve the efficiency and productivity of shellfish farming, including nursery grow sites, transportation improvements, improvements in technology, and improvements in holding and processing capacity;
(6) that seek to develop new commercial fisheries in this state, including test fishing, gear testing, and market research;
(7) that seek to improve seafood quality, increase efficiency, and increase producers' access to valuable markets by building new or improving existing harbors, docks, or other related marine infrastructure; or
(8) that seek to improve seafood quality, increase efficiency, and increase producers' access to valuable markets by building new or improving existing airport facilities or other related air transport infrastructure.
(c) The following items are not eligible for a grant under this chapter:
(1) feasibility studies;
(2) debt payments for an existing project;
(3) operational and maintenance costs of an existing project;
(4) operational and maintenance costs of a proposed project, if those costs are to be incurred after completion of the start-up of the proposed project.
History: Eff. 12/19/2003, Register 168; am 3/13/2006, Register 177
Authority: AS 44.33.020
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