Quantifying Double-Crested Cormorant effects on recreational fish populations

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Quantifying Double-Crested Cormorant effects on recreational fish populations: The Cormorant Working Group for the Great Lakes will hire a post-doctoral researcher to collate and analyze existing information on double crested cormorant (DCCO) impacts on fish and fish population responses to DCCO management. The researcher, guided by the Working Group and Michigan State University's Quantitative Fishery Center experts, would develop predictive models to inform decision making for DCCO control for multiple states. These models will include existing data sets from across North America related to DCCO fish consumption and effects on fish populations. Available data will be analyzed to determine which fish population metric(s) are most sensitive for indexing changes in DCCO predation to fish populations. DCCO consumption will be treated in a similar way as traditional fishery models used to set harvest levels. Thresholds (bounded by uncertainty) will be determined in each studied aquatic system where DCCO predation proved problematic, and where DCCO subsequent management provided a positive fish population response. A predictive yield model will be developed to determine a "safe allowable foraging effort" that will identify the level of DCCO control needed to benefit fish populations across systems. Expected is methodology that can be widely applied to water bodies and fish populations across the United States. We intend to make a single source award to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, making the award without competition under justification 505DM 2.14.B(1), because the award is the result of an unsolicited proposal to complete a unique approach to meet an important need for the cormorant and fishery resources of the Great Lakes. Competition is not practical given this was an unsolicited proposal.
Federal Grant Title: Quantifying Double-Crested Cormorant effects on recreational fish populations
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F19AS00355
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 4th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: September 4th, 2019
Posted Date: August 27th, 2019
Creation Date: August 27th, 2019
Archive Date: September 5th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $70,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $70,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $65,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 27th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources under justification 505DM 2.14B(1).
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Grant Announcement Contact
Rob Simmonds rob_simmonds@fws.gov
Daniel_Lovdahl@fws.gov
Quantifying Double-Crested Cormorant
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