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Funding for Recreational Fishing Projects Available

Proposals Due May 8, 2019

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in cooperation with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is soliciting proposals for education, outreach, and conservation projects that forward the mission of the sanctuary, engage the recreational fishing community, and promote sustainable recreational fishing targeting species found in the sanctuary.

More information and the application are available on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary home page, where it says "Funding for Rec Fishing Projects Available."

Total available funding is $10,000. The number of awards and dollar amounts of each award will depend on the proposals we receive, but we estimate that awards will average $500 to $3,000.

Timeline

05/08/19: Proposals due

05/20/19: Award letters sent

12/30/19: Mid project check-in

06/30/20: All projects completed

07/30/20: Final reports submitted

Project Themes

Successful projects will support the conservation mission of the sanctuary and advance collaboration between the recreational fishing community and the sanctuary.

Conservation: projects will address issues such as bycatch, barotrauma, interactions with whales.

Outreach: projects will promote sustainable recreational fishing in the sanctuary.

Education: projects will improve awareness and education of fishermen about the sanctuary and its rich diversity of marine life.

Questions?

Anne-Marie Runfola, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Recreational Fishing Liaison, 781-546-6023