Successful applicants are awarded pounds of scallops that have been “set aside” to pay for research expenses; no federal funds are provided. Researchers and fishermen partner to harvest awarded scallops, and the proceeds are used to fund the research and compensate fishing industry partners.
The New England Fishery Management Council sets the research priorities, and NOAA Fisheries administers the competition, oversees awarded projects, and oversees set-aside harvest activities. The research set-aside programs are designed to inform resource management decisions and improve stock assessments. Proposals are evaluated for scientific merit and for relevance to scallop fishery management.
Full details on program priorities, eligibility, application and submission, the review and selection process, award information, and more can be found in the related documents posted with the application information.
To proceed with your application or finding out more, click the "Apply" button in the "Overview" box, and search using the grant opportunity number.
New Program Requirements and Content
Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety: Fieldwork activities may require additional safety inspections and permitting per US Coast Guard safety requirements. Documentation must be filed with NOAA and approved prior to initiating on-water activities. Complete information concerning this requirement is provided under section IV.B of this announcement.
Recipients will be required to submit receipts, or other proof of purchase for any equipment or supplies costing $5,000 or more. The receipts should be included on the next scheduled progress report after the purchase has been made.
For more information, contact:
Jonathon Peros, New England Fishery Management Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Silva, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, email@example.com