New Fund to Support Fishermen and Communities in the Transition to Catch Shares

Today the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), a Congressionally-chartered non-profit, announced a new Fisheries Innovation Fund to “support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. by fostering innovation and supporting effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the design and implementation of catch share fisheries.”  Grants will focus on capacity building, fishery innovations, and monitoring and evaluation in catch share programs. 

About $2.2 million is expected to be awarded this year.  The pre-proposal process is open through November 30, 2010.  The grants are expected to range from $50,000 to $200,000.  Projects will continue for up to two years and funds will be allocated based on the merits of each proposal.

Check out the announcement for more details, including the on-line pre-proposal application

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