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The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program


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Contact: Daniel Namur
NOAA Fisheries S-K Program Manager 

Telephone: (301) 427-8730
Email: dan.namur@noaa.gov




June 2, 2016

NOAA Fisheries announces more than $11 million in recommended grants through the 2016 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition. The solicitation closed on November 2, 2015 and can be found here

The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY16 solicitation sought applicants that fall into seven priorities. The applications recommended for funding fall into these seven priorities:


*At this point in the selection process, application approval and obligation is not final. An application being recommended is not an authorization to begin performance of the project, and is not a guarantee of funding. Final approval is subject to funding availability as well as final review and approval by both NOAA Grants Management Division and DOC Financial Assistance Law Division. No application is “awarded” until it has been signed by the official Grants Officer. The Grants Officer will notify successful applicants in writing when their application has been approved.

Alaska

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Priority Federal Amount Requested
16AKR003 University of Alaska Fairbanks Changing the Paradigm of Halibut Bycatch Management in Alaska. Socio-Economic Research $297,995.00
16AKR004 Alaska Department of Fish and Game Relative Productivity of Hatchery Pink Salmon in a Natural Stream. Aquaculture $249,988.00
16AKR009 Alaska Department of Fish and Game Chinook Salmon Scale-Based Age Study. Fishery Data Collection $190,335.00


 

Greater Atlantic

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Priority Federal Amount Requested
16GAR001 University of Maine System acting thr University of Maine Development of an ecologically and economically viable northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $291,419.00
16GAR008 Johns Hopkins University Supply Chains for Aquacultured Oysters: Enhancing Opportunities for Businesses and Shellfish Growers, and Examining Traceability and Food Safety. Socio-Economic Research $233,218.00
16GAR009 Ward Aquafarms, LLC Evaluation of bay scallop nursery optimization and effective growout strategies. Aquaculture $275,800.00
16GAR017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Can climate change induce reproductive failure in American lobster? Case study of a collapsed stock. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $228,454.00
16GAR023 University of New Hampshire Reducing uncertainty in the data- poor assessment of Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus). Fishery Data Collection $194,507.00
16GAR031 Gulf of Maine Research Institute Improving the selectivity of lobster traps to reduce the incidental capture of groundfish. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $158,217.00
16GAR044 MARINE APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER, LLC. Adapting to long-term ecosystem change in the Gulf of Maine - surveillance tools and climate model projections for epizootic shell disease in lobsters. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $249,951.00
16GAR045 Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance Establishing Local Markets and Sustainable Supply Distribution Chains to Increase Domestic Consumption of Skate & Spiny Dogfish. Promotion, Development and Marketing $220,373.00
16GAR056 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth A multi-faceted investigation of the movement patterns, spatial and temporal habitat use, and stock structure of the common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) in the western North Atlantic Fishery Data Collection $164,244.00
16GAR057 The Nature Conservancy Investigating the stock structure and life history of Atlantic halibut, a Species of Concern off New England. Fishery Data Collection $269,616.00
16GAR065 Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Evaluation of Conservation Gear Technology to Reduce Black Sea Bass Bycatch in the Small Mesh Longfin Squid Fishery. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $119,520.00
16GAR077 VA Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture methods to advance fishery restoration and commercial production of bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Aquaculture $296,320.00
16GAR080 University of Rhode Island The Other EBFM: Designing Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Marketing Strategies to Complement Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Promotion, Development and Marketing $155,026.00
16GAR081 Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Cooperative Jonah Crab Tagging Effort to Determine Migration, Growth, and Stock Structure. Fishery Data Collection $67,482.00
16GAR088 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Feasibility of a hook and line survey to assess tautog (Tautoga onitis) in southern Massachusetts. Fishery Data Collection $79,762.00
16GAR095 VA Institute of Marine Science Age structure and recruitment in the ocean quahog Arctica islandica. Fishery Data Collection $275,743.00
16GAR099 Gulf of Maine Research Institute Supporting decision-making under climate variability and change: multi-scale forecasts and resources for the Maine lobster fishery. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $227,804.00
16GAR104 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Evaluating a New Oyster Cage Culture System to Solve Unique Aquaculture Issues Hampering Development of Oyster Aquaculture in Delaware Bay. Aquaculture $249,365.00
16GAR107 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Complementary testing of off-bottom trawls to target Georges Bank haddock. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $299,083.00
16GAR113 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Larval Connectivity and Recruitment of the American Lobster off of Southern New England. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $268,386.00
16GAR130 Northeastern University Engaging fishers to improve management of striped bass. Socio-Economic Research $240,859.06
16GAR133 Aquacultural Research Corporation Piloting Surf Clam Aquaculture Techniques to Create Commercial Opportunities. Aquaculture $105,245.00



 

Pacific Islands

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Theme Federal Amount Requested: Total
16PIRSK03 Bishop Museum American Samoa - Jungle Histology. Territorial Science $201,611.00
16PIRSK06 University of Hawai'i Assessing and building adaptive capacity to address climate change impacts on fishing communities and fisheries resources in Micronesia. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $299,827.73
16PIRSK10 Kampachi Farms, LLC. Herbivorous marine finfish culture - the compelling case for kyphosids. Aquaculture $127,865.00
16PIRSK14 Conservation International Foundation Hookahua Building a strong foundation for a statewide Fisheries licensing system in Hawaii. Fishery Data Collection $242,326.00
16PIRSK17 Mariana Islands Nature Alliance Expanding Fisheries and Economic Opportunities for Pohnpei, Micronesia Coral Reef Fishers. Promotion, Development and Marketing $189,950.00
16PIRSK23 Aquafeed.com, LLC Development of a Supplemental Feed and Fertilizer from Fish Processing Waste for Island Farmers and Small Businesses for Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture. Aquaculture $250,000.00
16PIRSK37 Government of Guam Department of Administration Development of Fish Import and Export Data Collection and Monitoring System in the Mariana Islands. Territorial Science $245,195.00


Southeast

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Theme Federal Amount Requested: Total
16SER020 Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. A Continuation of a Cooperative Bottom Long-line Survey to Augment Fisheries Independent Reef Fish Data Collection in the Deepwater Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic United States. Fishery Data Collection $280,820.00
16SER024 University of New Orleans Development of Specialized Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) Designed to Eliminate Bycatch of Sea Turtles in Small Skimmer Trawls, Wing Nets, and Try Nets with Headrope Lengths Less than 12 feet. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $232,559.00
16SER038 The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Pilot-commercial evaluation of salt-incorporated diets for black sea bass production in a low-salinity recirculating aquaculture system: expanding siting options for land-based finfish mariculture. Aquaculture $195,446.00
16SER048 The University of Southern Mississippi A genomic assessment of stock structure and genetic demography of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the Atlantic Ocean. Fishery Data Collection $255,836.00
16SER064 Texas A&M University at Galveston Origin of yellowfin tuna in the western Atlantic Ocean: importance of outside production to US fisheries. Fishery Data Collection $278,823.00
16SER011 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Stock structure and life history of the bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo, in U.S. waters. Fishery Data Collection $282,498.00


West Coast

Proposal Number Applicant Project Title Funding Theme Federal Amount Requested: Total
16WCR004 Buccaneer Fishing Trawl Gear Modification Workshop For the U.S. West Coast and Alaska. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $69,250.00
16WCR007 Confluence Environmental Company Comparative habitat use of estuarine habitats with and without Cultch-on-Longline gear present. Aquaculture $274,282.00
16WCR010 Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation Socioeconomic Research and the Development of Fishing Community Sustainability Plans on the California North Coast. Socio-Economic Research $271,225.00
16WCR013 Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation Perfecting the design of the to reduce bycatch of overfished rockfish species during recreational halibut fisheries. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $138,080.00
16WCR018 Oregon State University The Old(er) Men of the Sea: Graying of the fishing industry and its impact on local community resiliency. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $243,078.00
16WCR021 Pacific Shellfish Institute Seed Health Research & Technical Training in New Oyster Seed Rearing Practices. Aquaculture $289,802.00
16WCR023 Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Further testing of LED lights as a technique to reduce bycatch in the ocean shrimp trawl fishery. Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts $133,843.00
16WCR025 Pfleger institute of Environmental Research Improving stock structure estimates for west coast swordfish using Fishery Independent methods. Fishery Data Collection $259,645.00
16WCR027 San Jose State University Research Foundation Forecasting the effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia on reproduction of West Coast groundfish. Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change $298,206.00
16WCR028 San Jose State University Research Foundation Using spatial variation in demography and life history to improve stock assessments of West Coast groundfish. Fishery Data Collection $299,782.00
16WCR031 The Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz Deployment and Operation of the Imaging Flow Cytobot at Catalina Sea Ranch to Support Real-Time Monitoring of Harmful Algae, Phytoplankton Assemblages, and Inverterbrate Larvae. Aquaculture $299,284.00
16WCR034 University of Washington Seasonal and ontogenetic movements of Pacific cod from genetic stock identification. Fishery Data Collection $267,114.00
 


 

Updated: June 2016