Oceanic whitetip sharks, once abundant across the globe, are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. However, a forthcoming recovery plan is designed to help bring this species back from the brink.
For the fiscal year 2024, 66 proposals were received from 21 states and 1 Tribe. The total amount of federal funding requested was $8,262,854. These proposals met the minimum requirements and will be considered for funding.
NOAA’s RESTORE Science Program will support the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and partners to collaborate on two new projects to improve the accuracy of stock assessments and update ecosystem modeling capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico.