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Recommended Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended more than $11 million for 43 projects under the 2021 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Competitive Grants Program.

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NOAA Fisheries has recommended more than $11 million for 43 projects under the 2021 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Competitive Grants Program. The projects fall into two categories:

  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing and Science
  • Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S Seafood Production and Harvesting

Projects and Summaries

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

Priority

Amount

AKRO

21AKR006-004

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Improving the Genetic Baseline of Western Alaska Chinook Salmon for Mixed Stock Analysis (MSA) in the Bering Sea

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

$ 115,881.00

AKRO

21AKR001-006

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Development of a Management Strategy Evaluation Framework for Subsistence Salmon Fisheries of the Kuskokwim River Watershed

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

$ 266,186.00

AKRO

21AKR013-010

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Increasing Market Access and Consumer Confidence with Trusted Nutrient and Contaminant Data and Outreach for Alaska

Seafood

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 298,450.00

GARO

21GAR044-003

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Implications of resolving a mismatch in the scale of Atlantic cod fishery management

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

$ 247,161.00

GARO

21GAR046-066

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Assessment of an Alternate Frequency Pinger to Mitigate Gray Seal Interaction in the Northeast Sink Gillnet

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

$ 206,279.00

GARO

21GAR045-083

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Conservation Gear Technology- Quantifying Bycatch Reduction Benefits of an Excluder in the Small Mesh Fisheries of the Northeast with

Focus on Red Hake

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

$ 249,246.00

GARO

21GAR016-058

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Commercial Enhancement of Bivalve Hatchery Sustainability Through Applied Technology Application

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

$ 169,828.00

GARO

21GAR024-105

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Novel Bottom Culture of Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) for Diversifying Marine Farms

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

$ 151,806.00

GARO

21GAR004-025

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Knowledge is Power: Decreasing Impediments for Shellfish Aquaculture On The US and Gulf Coasts Through Set

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

$ 299,376.00

 

 

GARO

21GAR022-081

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Economic and environmental feasibility of soft- shell clam aquaculture in Virginia

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

$ 300,000.00

GARO

21GAR047-031

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Realizing the Full Potential of Rhode Island Seafood in Rhode Island - a statewide seafood marketing and promotion campaign to bolster

the market for Rhode Island seafood in Rhode

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 300,000.00

GARO

21GAR041-080

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Increasing Local Seafood Consumption Through Demo, Dialogue and Donations

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$   63,668.00

GARO

21GAR055-069

University of Maine System acting thru University of Maine

Improving the marketability, quality and value of US caught Atlantic bluefin tuna

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 296,879.00

GARO

21GAR010-086

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Evaluating production constraints and consumer demand in an emerging blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) fishery

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 256,103.00

GARO

21GAR051-091

American Littoral Society

Promoting the Resurgence of the New Jersey Oyster Through Shell Recycling

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 300,000.00

PIRO

21PIR027-009

Poseidon Fisheries Research LLC

Community Management of a Data and Capacity Limited Coral Reef Fishery in American Samoa

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

$ 198,806.00

PIRO

21PIR030-006

University of Central Florida Board of Trustees

Moving toward Science-driven Management of Bottomfish Stocks in Guam and the CNMI

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

$ 300,000.00

PIRO

21PIR043-011

PACIFIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Establishing a Supply and Training Program for Aquaculture Production of Hawaiian Sea Cucumber

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

$ 299,154.00

 

PIRO

21PIR033-012

Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Engaging Hawaii's Fishing Community to Establish Marine Aquaculture Techniques for Kumu, an Endemic Hawaiian Goatfish

(Parupeneus porphyreus)

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

$ 295,409.00

PIRO

21PIR023-010

Pacific Islands Fisheries Group

Development of Hawaii Squid Fishery and Marketable Products

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 119,283.00

PIRO

21PIR028-007

REPUBLIC OF PALAU

Operationalizing offshore pelagic fisheries in the Palau National Marine

Sanctuary (PNMS) through a public-private

partnership to benefit local

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 300,000.00

PIRO

21PIR011-018

Hawaii Seafood Council

Hawaii Seafood Marketing in the age of COVID

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 300,000.00

PIRO

21PIR036-002

University of Hawaii

Hawaii Seafood Culinary Best Practice Digital Promotion

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 299,985.00

PIRO

21PIR032-016

MarAlliance

Expanding Domestic Marketing and Commercial Export Opportunities for Micronesian Value- added Nearshore Pelagic Fish Products

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 299,035.00

SERO

21SER027-035

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Methylation-Based Aging: An Efficient Approach to Mass-ageing Fisheries Species

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

$ 297,986.00

SERO

21SER023-025

University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

Strengthening the Georgia hard clam industry through expansion into southern quahog, Mercenaria campechiensis, mariculture.

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

$ 229,704.00

SERO

21SER001-056

Ankers Subsea LLC

Alabama Off Bottom Oyster Wet Storage and Depuration Facility Pilot Project Using Vacuum Air Lift (VAL) Technology

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

$ 300,000.00

 

SERO

21SER038-020

Florida Atlantic University

A Fishers-Operated Queen Conch Hatchery for Growout of Sustainable Seafood for Local Markets in Puerto Rico (Tracking# 21SER020)

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

$ 299,283.00

SERO

21SER037-053

Two Docks Shellfish, LLC

Enhancing Marine Aquaculture in the Tropical U.S.: Methods for sustainable commercial co- cultivation of shellfish and seaweed in Florida

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

$ 264,480.70

SERO

21SER022-027

University of Florida

Refining Culture Methods to Improve Aquaculture Production of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus)

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

$ 300,000.00

SERO

21SER034-036

Gullah Geechee Chamber Foundation Inc

Promoting Gullah Geechee Maritime Cultural Heritage and Enhancing Economic Resilience through a Gullah Geechee Seafood Trail

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 282,768.00

SERO

21SER025-050

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Improving U.S. wild catfish market opportunities through improved cold chain management and packaging

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 299,598.00

SERO

21SER008-013

North Carolina State University

Collaboration with local fish processing industry to convert fish trimmings and skins into value added fish meal and fish oil to promote

sustainability

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 265,625.00

SERO

21SER006-034

Oyster South Company

Know Thy Oysters: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Seafood Server Training Programs to Increase Sales of American Seafood

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 299,413.00

WCRO

21WCR003-019

University of Washington

Development and testing of a fish oil diffuser as an alternative method of baiting crab pots

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

$   67,283.00

WCRO

21WCR006-013

University of Washington

Increasing US fisheries yields by reducing bycatch: the potential of dynamic ocean management and other tools to adapt to climate

change

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

$ 258,483.00

 

WCRO

21WCR013-016

Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research

Expanding selective fishing operations and supporting management of opah off the California coast.

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

$ 260,500.00

WCRO

21WCR012-029

Pacific Shellfish Institute

Understanding Triploid Pacific Oyster Mortalities on the U.S. West Coast

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

$ 299,853.00

WCRO

21WCR004-009

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Building resiliency in tribal fishing communities: Using Indigenous aquaculture techniques to enhance clam production

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

$ 299,060.00

WCRO

21WCR016-026

Puget Sound Restoration Fund

From nuisance to profit: Monetizing seaweeds and cockles that foul shellfish aquaculture farms

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

$ 298,017.00

WCRO

21WCR010-033

Oregon State University

Liposome-based microparticles for improved nutrition and production efficiency of marine fish larvae

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

$ 299,962.00

WCRO

21WCR009-006

Saraspe Seafoods

The Local Fish Initiative: Developing a Hybrid Restaurant & Community Supported Fishery Model and Web-Based Marketing Tool Built for

Fishermen and Consumers

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 299,494.00

WCRO

21WCR018-017

Aquarium of the Pacific

Developing Effective, Low-Cost Community Outreach Tools for Fishers and Seafood Farmers

Priority #1 Promotion, Development and Marketing

$ 240,139.00

Last updated by Office of Management & Budget on May 27, 2021

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