Emergency relief funding is still available for fishermen and those adversely affected by the downturn of the fishing industry.

The application process to claim hardship and receive funding has been open for about a month, but Verna Kendall of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership says there's no way of knowing if all eligible individuals have applied for relief.

$17.5 million has been set aside for emergency relief in massachusetts. Kendall says about 300 people from New Bedford, Gloucester, and the Cape have applied for the funding so far, but there still may be stragglers.

To find out if you're eligible for fishing disaster relief, log onto fishingpartnership.org, or call Verna Kendall's office at 508-991-3043.