Today, NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations to fund 5 projects for almost $1.3 million under the 2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program. The projects fall into the three priority categories for 2019: Promotion, Development and Marketing; Marine Aquaculture; and Support of Science that Maximizes Fishing Opportunities, Revenue and Jobs in U.S. Fisheries While Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Marine Resources.
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|
|19AKR007-019||Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation||Alaska Mariculture Initiative - Phase 2||Marine Aquaculture||$287,680.00|
|19SER009-020||Florida Atlantic University||Development of a Fishermen Operated Pilot-Scale Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas) Hatchery and Nursery Facility for Sustainable Seafood||Marine Aquaculture||$299,949.00|
|19WCR012-028||Wild Fish Conservancy||Developing an Alternative Model for Sustainable Commercial Salmon Fisheries of the Lower Columbia River Sub-basin.||Promote, Development and Marketing||$285,646.00|
|19GAR053-106||Ward Aquafarms, LLC||Reducing risk for shellfish farmers through real-time, automated, harmful algal bloom monitoring and mitigation||Marine Aquaculture||$297,172.00|
|19PIR-005-018||Poseidon Fisheries Research, LLC||Mark-recapture as a tool to assess Kona crab, Ranina ranina, post-release mortality and local population estimates for the Main||Support of Science that Maximizes Fishing Opportunities, Revenue and Jobs in
U.S. Fisheries While Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Marine Resources