2008/2009 Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program

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2008/2009 Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program: NMFS announces that for 2008 and 2009 Atlantic herring (herring) fishing years (January 1 - December 31), the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), in consultation with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), has set aside of up to 3 percent of the total allowable catch (TAC) from herring management areas 1A, 1B, 2, and 3, to be used for research endeavors under a research set-aside (RSA) program. The RSA program provides a mechanism to fund research and compensate vessel owners through the sale of fish harvested under the research quota. Vessels participating in research and/or compensation activities of an approved research project may be authorized by the Northeast Regional Administrator, NMFS, to harvest and land fish in excess of imposed trip limits or during fishery closures. Landings from such trips shall be sold to generate funds that help defray the costs associated with the approved research projects. No Federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Priority shall be given to funding research proposals in the following general subject areas: (1) Efforts to define localized herring depletion on a spatial and temporal scale, (2) assessment of bycatch/discards in the directed herring fishery, (3) commercial herring catch sampling programs and portside bycatch surveys, (4) herring predator/prey information synthesis and investigations addressing information gaps, (5) development and testing of herring gear modifications to minimize interactions with non-target species in the herring fishery, and (6) development of tagging and morphometric studies to explore uncertainties in herring stock structure, stock mixing rates, and the impacts of harvest mortality on different components of the stock. For a detailed description of the research priorities, see 2008/2009 Atlantic Herring RSA Program Research Priorities in full text at http://www.grants.gov, Federal Funding Opportunity# NMFS-NEFSC-2008-2001107.
Federal Grant Title: 2008/2009 Atlantic Herring Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program
Federal Agency Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Grant Categories: Natural Resources Education Environment Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NMFS-NEFSC-2008-2001107
Type of Funding: Grant Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.454
CFDA Descriptions: Unallied Management Projects
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2007 Applications must be received on or
Posted Date: Jul 03, 2007
Creation Date: Jul 03, 2007
Archive Date: Sep 15, 2007
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Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments. Federal agencies and institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management Council are ineligible to submit an application under this program. However, Council members who are not Federal employees may submit an application. 2. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA program. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions. 3. DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.
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