FY20 Successful Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Applicants

NOAA Fisheries announced more than $8 million in funding under the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program for 30 projects.

Oyster aquaculture.

Today, NOAA Fisheries announced recommendations to fund 30 projects for more than $8 million under the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program. The list of projects fall into two categories: Promotion, Development and Marketing and Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S Seafood Production and Harvesting.

View the list of recommended projects (PDF, 3 pages) 

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.

Region Proposal # Applicant Project Title Funding Priority Amount
AKRO 20AKR015-007 Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

Hatchery Capacity & Technology Development to Secure Oyster Seed Supply in Alaska

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $298,927.00
AKRO 20AKR009-003 Prince William Sound Science and Technology Institute

Development and testing of an in situ imaging and identification system for the assessment of fish passage in small streams

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $282,109.00
GARFO 20GAR043-113 University of Maryland

Adapting High Pressure Processing (HPP) Technology to Enhance the Competitiveness of the Domestic Blue Crab Industry

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,963.00
GARFO 20GAR032-067 University of Maine System acting through the Univ. of Maine

Improving Business Practices to Reduce Mortality in the Lobster Supply Chain

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,106.00
GARFO 20GAR049-033 Fishadelphia LLC

Fishadelphia: Expanding a successful program connecting NJ seafood harvesters with culturally and economically diverse seafood consumers

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,680.00
GARFO 20GAR003-110 University of New Hampshire

Sustainable US Cleanerfish Production: Developing a Lumpfish Broodstock Program

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $297,720.00
GARFO 20GAR001-055 University of New Hampshire

Sustainable Innovations for the Channeled Whelk Fishery: Trap Modifications and Alternative Bait

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $296,886.00
GARFO 20GAR017-007 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Enhancing sustainable development of the winter bait fishery for Atlantic Menhaden through the use of industry acoustics

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $297,064.00
GARFO 20GAR028-065 Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation

CFRF's Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet: A Collaborative Fishing Vessel Approach to Addressing Data Needs for the American Lobster and Jonah Crab Fisheries

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $194,983.00
GARFO 20GAR033-024 Wells Nat'l Estuarine Research Reserve Management Authority

Expanding a New England green crab pilot fishery by providing a molt detection assay and identifying seasonal aggregations for harvest

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $261,620.00
PIRO 20PIR016-006 Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

Community ideas and projects for Ahi, yellowfin tuna, landed on Kauai

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $116,144.00
PIRO 20PIR003-017 Conservation International Foundation

Advancing the Promotion, Development, and Marketing for Hawaiis Local Sustainable Fisheries

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,633.00
PIRO 20PIR006-011 Hawaii Feed & Fertilizer LLC

Building Resiliency in Hawaiian Fishing Communities: A Pilot Project Assessing the Feasibility of Developing a Local Fishmeal Plant

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $220,000.00
PIRO 20PIR019-014 University of Guam

Determining Patterns and Drivers of Life-History Variation to Inform Present and Future Fishery Management in the U.S. Pacific

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $279,786.00
SERO 20SER001-017 NC Department of Environmental Quality

An Economic Profiling of North Carolina Shellfish Growers and Their Business Challenges, and an Exploration of Innovative Regulatory Strategies to Promote Growth

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $57,013.00
SERO 20SER019-032 LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.

Resolving Barriers to Sustainable Fishery Certification for the Gulf of Mexico Federal Otter Trawl Shrimp Fishery

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,724.00
SERO 20SER006-010 Clemson University

Epidemiology and Reproductive Impacts of the newly discovered Egg Parasite Carcinonemertes obrieni on the Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fishery in Florida and the Caribbean 

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $298,235.00
SERO 20SER010-013 University of Miami

Increasing Resilience for Fishing Communities of the Southeast U.S.: Development of Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Pilot-scale Growout Technology

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $299,917.00
SERO 20SER026-012 Florida Institute of Technology

Application of IMTA-Technology to Revive and Sustain Livelihood of Fishing Communities in Puerto Rico

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $299,424.71
SERO 20SER016-002 Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium

Creating resilient oysters (Crassostrea virginica) to enhance aquaculture and restoration

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $298,985.00
SERO 20SER024-060 Reef Environmental Education Foundation

Strengthening the Supply Chain for Lionfish to Promote Fishing and Protect Native Species

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $299,087.00
SERO 20SER031-026 Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.

Novel technology development to create in situ point of use field-tester for red tide toxins in shellfish

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $300,000.00
WCRO 20WCR014-029 Positively Groundfish

A health and nutrition focused marketing outreach program and a supportive product and consumer appeal study, designed to revitalize market demand for underutilized MSC-certified West Coast groundfish

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $299,516.00
WCRO 20WCR020-028 Catalina Offshore Products

A Modern Approach to a Classic Catch: Full Utilization of Tuna Landings in San Diego, CA

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $247,500.00
WCRO 20WCR025-031 Michael Conroy

Feasibility and Design for a Fish Auction in San Diego

Summary

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing $104,073.00
WCRO 20WCR006-004 San Jose State University Research Foundation

Combining Underwater Video and Hook and Line Surveys of Untrawlable Areas in the Cowcod Conservation Areas to Inform Harvest Opportunities and Management Measures

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $300,000.00
WCRO 20WCR007-003 San Jose State University Research Foundation

Creating new products and markets - Development of techniques for the cultivation of monkeyface pricklebacks as a sustainable

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $300,000.00
WCRO 20WCR019-011 Oregon State University

Consumer Acceptability and Shelf-life Assessment of Frozen Seafood for Market Success

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $299,957.00
WCRO 20WCR010-020 Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Toward a more sustainable and data-driven management paradigm for the vermilion rockfish complex

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $299,229.00
WCRO 20WCR004-018 Ocean Gold Seafoods, Inc.

Utilize  an Industry-Seine Fishing Vessel to Enhance  Data Collection and Improve Assessment of Pacific Coast Coastal Pelagic Species for the Benefit of the Fishing Industry and Fishing Communities

Summary

Priority #2  Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting $295,800.00

Last updated by Office of Management & Budget on May 20, 2020

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