Interested applicants should note that the solicitation period for this competition is 30 days.
Successful applicants are awarded monkfish days-at-sea that have been “set aside” to pay for research expenses; no federal funds are provided. Researchers and fishermen partner to use the days-at-sea and the proceeds are used to fund the research and compensate fishing industry partners. Prospective applicants should understand how funds are generated under RSA programs, and be prepared to invest substantial time and effort working with the monkfish fishing industry in the use of monkfish RSA days-at-sea.
The RSA programs are designed to inform resource management decisions and improve stock assessments. Proposals are evaluated for scientific merit and for relevance to monkfish fishery management. The Councils develop the research priorities, and NOAA Fisheries administers the competition, oversees awarded projects, and oversees set-aside harvest activities.
For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit our funding opportunity announcement. For more information about the RSA programs, please visit our RSA webpage.
Contact Ryan Silva, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, firstname.lastname@example.org