International Fisheries Commissions

The commissions and organizations funded by this appropriation enable the United State to promote critical U.S.

economic and conservation interests.

Each facilitates international cooperation by conducting or coordinating scientific studies of fish stocks and other living marine resources
and establishing common management measures to be implemented by member governments based on their results.

Many also oversee the allocation of member nations" fishing rights.

Agency - U.S. Department of State


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided for fish and related commissions established by treaty and are primarily assessed.

Assistance can only be used for such expenses as expressed in the organization"s rules of procedure or as agreed to by the parties.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The use of fund is to support a wide range of international partnerships responding to diverse climate environmental initiatives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

International Organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

Prior to payment - annual budget, financial & income statements, invoice, assessment, breakout of the parties, and current independent audit statement. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. N/A

Award Procedures

Assistance is provided for fish and related commissions established by international treaty and are primarily assessed.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Title I: Authorization of Appropriations , Executive Order Foreign Operations and Related Program, Section Section 102.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding generally for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Lump sum or partial payments.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual reports are issued by each commission or organization detailing ongoing programs, accomplishments, and progress towards resource management or scientific goals.

Specific project or program reports are also required for sub-elements funds through voluntary contribution on at least an annual basis, with final reports required at the conclusion for time-limited or discrete activities.

Annual budget, financial & income statement, invoice, assessment breakout of the parties, and current independent audit statement require.

No progress reports are required.

Annual budget, financial & income statement, invoice, assessment breakout of the parties, and current independent audit statement.

All programs will be monitored by Department of State Program Officers.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Current independent audit statement.

Records

Organization to keep records to receive satisfactory independent audit. Records to be kept for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0000-0-0-001.

Obigations

(Formula Grants (Apportionments)) FY 10 $53,658,536; FY 11 $43,440,000; FY 12 $32,200,000 - N/A.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

KC T. Dao, Bureau of Oceans Environment and Scientific Affairs, Room 2880 HST, Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: daokt@state.gov Phone: (202) 647-2198.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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