NFWF Announces $1.19 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Fisheries in the U.S.
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 27, 2016
Washington D.C. — Last month the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States.
The 11 grants for 2016 total $1.19 million, and will be matched by over $1.3 million in additional support from the grantees, for a total conservation impact of more than $2.5 million. Altogether, the grants will support conservation work in 15 states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington.
In the North Pacific, the Bristol Bay region won $114,450 to expand marketing opportunities for salmon through Fiar Trade Certificaiton. Alaska Marine Conservation Council was granted $105,000 to build the Alaska Young Fishermen's Network. The Alaska Sustainabile Fisheries Trust won $150,000 to remove barriers for younger fishermen to enter the Gulf of Alaska groundifsh fishery.
In the Western Pacific, $82,000 was given to Oceanic Libra/Kula Lawaia to preserve traditional fishing practices in Hawaii.
Along the Pacific Coast, the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust won $60,000 to develop a fish hub for Monterey in central California. San Diego's Scripps Institute of Oceanograph won $118,000 to "develop a progressive curriculum of classwork and on-the-water training for students and recruit veteran fishermen...Full Story »