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Fishing for Energy Request for Proposals 2016

July 12, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to announce on behalf of Fishing for Energy partners Covanta Energy Corporation (Covanta) and the NOAA Marine Debris Program (NOAA), the availability of grant funding to support strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments.

Fishing for Energy launched in 2008 through a partnership among Covanta, NFWF, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. 

Its goals are to provide a cost-free solution to fishermen to dispose of old, derelict or unusable fishing gear and to reduce the amount of derelict fishing gear in and around our coastal waterways.

Find out more.

Important Dates:

July 14, 2 pm ET: Applicant Overview Webinar (Register)

August 4, 11:59 pm ET: Full Proposal Due

Questions? Contact Michelle Pico at or Courtney McGeachy at