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Cooperation with Greater Atlantic Region States:
Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 6 Program

Species Recovery Grants Awarded to Northeast States

The following grants, listed by fiscal year, have been funded through the Species Recovery Grants to States program.

Please visit the Office of Protected Resources Section 6 website to view the Species Recovery Grants Awarded  to all section 6 states since 2003.

 

2012 Grants Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
Sufficient funding was not available for new grants in 2012.
Available funds supported ongoing grants issued in fiscal year 2010.

 

2011 Grants Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
Sufficient funding was not available for new grants in 2011.
Available funds supported ongoing grants issued in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

 

2010 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
NOTE: All projects listed here were awarded with three-year project periods. The Federal funding amounts indicated in this table represent the approved federal share of the project over the three years.  However, reduced appropriations in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 resulted in significant budget cuts to all awards. 
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental ControlSturgeons in the mid-Atlantic region: a multi-state collaboration for research and conservation$2,738,272Project in progress.
Maine Department of Marine ResourcesConnectivity and demographic correspondence among sturgeon stocks in Maine$959,735Project in progress.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and WildlifeMassachusetts leatherback sea turtle research and disentanglement program$980,319Project in progress.
New York State Department of Environmental ConservationDetermining the connectivity among and fine-scale habitat use within Atlantic sturgeon aggregation areas in the Mid-Atlantic Bight: Implications for gear restricted management areas to reduce bycatch$2,440,728Project in progress.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesVirginia and Maryland sea turtle research and conservation initiative$4,090,044Project in progress.

 

2009 Grants Fundedto Greater Atlantic Region States
AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesGeneral and Reproductive Health Assessments of Shortnose Sturgeon Using Laparoscopy and Blood Sample Analysis$48,376General and Reproductive Health Assessments of Shortnose Sturgeon using Laparoscopy and Blood Sample Analysis (9-30-2011)

 

2008 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maine Department of Marine ResourcesThe Use of Dtags to Assess Risk of Entanglement for Humpback and Fin Whales in Maine Coastal Fishing Waters$101,205The Use of Dtags to Assess the Risk of Entanglement for Humpback and Fin Whales in Maine Coastal Fishing Waters (2/26/2010)

 

2007 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and WildlifeMassachusetts Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network$77,907Massachusetts Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network
Maine Department of Marine ResourcesInvestigation into the Distribution and Abundance of Shortnose Sturgeon in the Penobscot River, Maine$281,393Investigation into the Distribution and Abundance of Shortnose Sturgeon in the Penobscot River, Maine (10/27/2010)
New York State Department of Environmental ConservationNew York State Marine Endangered Species Coordination Program$211,120Project in progress.

 

2006 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
 
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesSea Turtle Tagging and Health Assessment Study in the Maryland Portion of the Chesapeake Bay
$43,773
Sea Turtle Tagging and Health Assessment Study in the Maryland Portion of the Chesapeake Bay (8/28/2007)
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and WildlifeMassachusetts Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network
$25,030
Massachusetts Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network (8/31/2007)
New Jersey Department of Environmental ProtectionInvestigations of Shortnose Sturgeon Early Life Stages in the Delaware River
$85,560
Final Report of Investigations of Shortnose Sturgeon Early Life Stages in the Delaware River, Spring 2007 and 2008 (12/9/2008)

 

2005 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesDistribution and Movement of Shortnose Sturgeon
$87,594
Distribution and Movement of Shortnose Sturgeon III (10/16/2008)
New York State Department of Environmental ConservationHabitat Use of Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon
$80,000
Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon Habitat Study
Marine Endangered Species Workshop
$25,982
Marine Endangered Species Workshop (1/15/2009)

 

2004 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesDistribution and Health of Shortnose Sturgeon
$124,875
No final report available.
Sea Turtle Tagging and Health Assessment
$38,560
Sea Turtle Tagging and Health Assessment - II (no date)
New Jersey Department of Environmental ProtectionMarine Mammal and Sea Turtle Workshop
$18,000
New Jersey Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop Proceedings (late spring 2006)
Status Determination Process for New Jersey's Marine Fishes
$4,875
Status Determination Process for New Jersey's Marine Fisheries (January 2007)
New York State Department of Environmental ConservationMarine Endangered Species Coordination Program
$60,000
New York Marine Endangered Species Coordination

 

2003 Grants Funded Funded to Greater Atlantic Region States
State AgencyProject TitleApproved Federal FundingFinal Report
Maryland Department of Natural ResourcesDistribution, Movement & Health Assessment of Shortnose Sturgeon
$126,500
Distribution and Movement of Shortnose Sturgeon (10/1/2004-6/30/2006)
Sea Turtle Tagging & Health Assessment
$45,800
No final report available.
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and WildlifeMassachusetts Sea Turtle Stranding Network
$20,000
Massachusetts Sea Turtle Stranding Network (8/25/2008)