NOAA Fisheries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program! We support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch. Our mission is to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.
NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of approximately $2.4 million for projects that increase collaborative research and partnerships for innovation in bycatch reduction. Proposals should focus on the high-priority areas below.
High-priority areas for Fiscal Year 2018 projects include:
The 2018 federal funding opportunity is now open. Please submit pre-proposals by January 31, 2018. Full proposals are due March 30, 2018.
Review previously funded projects:
Fiscal Year 2017Fiscal Year 2016Fiscal Year 2015
For more information, contact Erin Wilkinson, National Bycatch Coordinator.
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The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary law governing marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters.
This report highlights outcomes of projects funded through the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program in Fiscal Year 2015.
This report highlights outcomes and management applications of projects funded through the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) in FY 2012.
This report highlights outcomes of projects funded by the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program in Fiscal Year 2013.