Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission - Sustainable Aquaculture RFP

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (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. Any investigator seeking support for this period must submit, as a single file, an electronic proposal by email no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, April 15, 2019. Awards and start dates for successful projects will be announced by May 20, 2019.  Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions. 

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