Aquaculture proposals sought



ARLINGTON, Va. — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is seeking proposals to develop regional pilot projects in support of sustainable aquaculture.

Specifically, pilot programs should partner with industry to develop techniques and business models to grow domestic seafood production. A priority are projects that consider promising but less commercially developed technologies for species managed by the commission or those species that contribute to healthy marine habitats, including finfish, shellfish and seaweed.

NOAA Fisheries, through the commission, is making $525,000 available for the funding period of July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Individual proposals should fall within a range from $50,000 to $200,000.

The request for proposal is available online at asmfc.org/files/RFPs. Any investigator seeking support for this period must submit, as a single file, an electronic proposal by email by April 15 at 5 p.m.

The Gulf and Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commissions have also issued similar RFPs seeking proposals relevant to their respective regions. Contact Louis Daniel at ldaniel@asmfc.org or (252) 342-1478.

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