NOAA recommends US$11 million in grants for 43 fisheries improvement projects

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NOAA Fisheries has recommended more than US$11 million in grant funding for 43 projects under the 2021 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program.

The projects fall into two categories:

  • Promotion, development, and marketing and science benefiting US fisheries
  • Technology that promotes sustainable US seafood production and harvesting

The 43 proposals were selected out of 276 that were submitted to the NOAA since the beginning of the year.

NOAA Fisheries clarified that, at this point in the selection process, the application approval and recommended funding is not final. Divisions of NOAA and the US Department of Commerce, the NOAA’s parent agency, must still give final approval before successful applicants receive funding.

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