FY18 Successful Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Applicants

NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations to fund 38 projects for almost $9 million under the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program. 

Oyster aquaculture.

NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations to fund 38 projects for almost $9 million under the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program. The list of projects fall into four categories: Marine Aquaculture; Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems; Promotion, Development and Marketing; and Territorial Science.

See the list of recommended projects below:

*At this point in the selection process, application approval and obligation is not final. An application being recommended is not an authorization to begin performance of the project, and is not a guarantee of funding. Final approval is subject to funding availability as well as final review and approval by both NOAA Grants Management Division and DOC Financial Assistance Law Division. No application is “awarded” until it has been signed by the official Grants Officer. The Grants Officer will notify successful applicants in writing when their application has been approved.

 

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Priority Requeseted Federal Share :Total
18AKR008-027 University of Alaska Fairbanks Pilot program for commercial/ subsistence educational Macro Algae Aquaculture development for Alaska Marine Aquaculture $87,965.00
18AKR012-026 University of Alaska Fairbanks Ecological controls of Alaskan pollock weight-at-length and size-at-age under rapid environmental change Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $199,082.00
18AKR013-007 University of Alaska Fairbanks Integrating local ecological knowledge and survey data to improve assessment and management of rockfishes in Alaska Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $114,492.00
18GAR003-107 University of Rhode Island Probiotics for bivalve aquaculture: Commercial production and hatchery implementation Marine Aquaculture $300,000.00
18GAR006-031 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Superior Eastern Oyster Stocks for Enhancing Coastal Aquaculture Marine Aquaculture $281,080.00
18GAR012-070 Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Do small female lobsters produce lower quality eggs? Adapting to Environmental Changes and
Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems
$285,740.00
18GAR013-111 Salem State University Development Of Offshore Shellfish Aquaculture In Federal Waters Along The Atlantic Coast Marine Aquaculture $296,045.00
18GAR015-077 Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance, Inc. Overcoming the Last Hurdle of Dogfish: Changing the Name  Promotion, Development and Marketing $37,047.00
18GAR017-047 Commercial Fisheries Reserach Foundation Development of a Marketable Seafood Product from Scup (Stenotomus chrysops), an Abundant, Low Value Species in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic USA Promotion, Development and Marketing $281,394.00
18GAR019-129 Manomet, Inc Investigating the viability of a soft-shell green crab industry in New England  Promotion, Development and Marketing $267,440.00
18GAR022-046 Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. Improving oceanographic models of bottom temperature within the Mid-Atlantic Bight
through novel data assimilation and stakeholder input
Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $257,534.00
18GAR025-022 Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. Using climate change scenarios to project loggerhead turtle distributions in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Adapting to Environmental Changes and
Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems
$35,770.00
18GAR036-084 Northeastern University The northern range expansion of Black Sea Bass: Understanding population dynamics and socioeconomic impacts of a rapid distribution shift Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $270,581.00
18GAR039-136 University of Maine The Consequences of a Changing
Environment to the health of American Lobsters
Adapting to Environmental Changes and
Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems
$192,774.00
18GAR050-180 University of Maine Optimizing production and products for scallop aquaculture Marine Aquaculture $295,380.00
18GAR058-124 Virginia Institute of Marine Science Understanding disease progression in polyploid eastern oysters Marine Aquaculture $246,952.00
18PIR005-009 Kampachi Farms, LLC Developing cost-effective fishmeal-free and fish oil minimized diets for high market value U.S. marine fish aquaculture Marine Aquaculture $289,480.00
18PIR007-042 Pacific islands Fisheries Group Exploratory research and data collection to determine viability of developing a squid fishery in the Mariana Islands Territorial Science $216,260.00
18PIR013-047 University of Hawaii Developing Culture Methods for Native Fish Species in Support of New Business Models for Increased Participation in Mariculture  Marine Aquaculture $272,622.00
18PIR015-019 Aquafeed.com, LLC Scale Up Production of a Complete Fish Feed and an Organic Fish Fertilizer from Fish Processing Waste for Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands Promotion, Development and Marketing $300,000.00
18PIR017-037 Hawaii Seafood Council Fisheries 101: Improving Territorial Science and Fishery Management in US Pacific Islands Territorial Science $165,000.00
18SER002-013 University of New Orleans Coupling U.S. Gulf State stock assessments to shell-budget modeling to determine sustainable harvest of oysters across the Gulf of Mexico Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $299,728.00
18SER005-028 Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc. Achieving sustainability and building capacity for Puerto Rico's HMS fisheries:
A fisheries-dependent and fisheries-independent research, education and outreach program
Territorial Science $255,790.00
18SER019-024 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Louisiana Estuarine and Coastal Marine Species Inventory: Associated Finfish, Shellfish, Cephalopod, and Zooplankton Biotic Components Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $149,915.00
18SER020-019 University of Florida Development Of Aquaculture Methods For Hogfish Marine Aquaculture $288,165.00
18SER021-074 University of South Carolina Novel Approaches to Age Validation in Data-Poor U.S. Caribbean Reef Fishes Territorial Science $299,817.00
18SER029-090 Marine & Coastal Research, Corp. A commercial fishery census of Puerto Rico to develop a new baseline on fishery participation, markets, and infrastructure in the small-scale fishery sector  Territorial Science $127,149.00
18SER034-HURRICANE Isla Mar Research Expeditions Investigating the use of eDNA sampling to locate fish spawning aggregations Territorial Science $292,755.00
18SER039-044 Gulf Shellfish Institute, Inc. Culture of the indigenous southern quahog, Mercenaria campechiensis, to diversify and expand the Florida aquaculture industry Marine Aquaculture $243,613.00
18SER041-18GAR134 Virginia Institute of Marine Science Understanding stock boundary and migration phenology of Atlantic cobia under a changing climate to inform management. Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $297,008.00
18WCR006-018 The Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Assessing the effects of oceanographic variability on body condition and reproductive output in economically important rockfishes (Sebastes spp) in the California Current Ecosystem Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $182,382.00
18WCR007-050 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Optimizing Methods to Improve Larval Feeding and Water Quality Marine Aquaculture $299,990.00
18WCR010-006 Oregon State University Optimization of a probiotic treatment to promote oyster larval health and prevent disease Marine Aquaculture $299,972.00
18WCR012-086 Oregon Trawl Commission Staging A Market Come-Back  Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,899.00
18WCR015-070 The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara Gathering essential fishery information for the brown box crab, Lopholithodes
foraminatus, to assess the potential for a new California trap fishery
Promotion, Development and Marketing $279,317.00
18WCR016-009 Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Monitoring Interactions and Reducing Probability of Protected Species Entanglement
in Marine Aquaculture Gear: Physical Measurements and Stakeholder Workshop
Marine Aquaculture $250,838.00
18WCR018-058 Cal Poly Corporation Understanding How Climate Change Impacts Catch Rates and Composition of Nearshore Groundfish Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystems $299,140.00
18WCR021-028 Catalina Offshore Products A Culinary Engineering Approach to Increasing the Value of Local Fisheries: Reducing Fish Discards at Sea and Promoting Full Utilization Promotion, Development and Marketing $139,700.00

Last updated by Office of Management & Budget on September 20, 2018

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