Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Program

To cooperate with the States and other nonfederal interests in the conservation, development, and enhancement of the nation's Anadromous fish stocks and the fish in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain that ascend streams to spawn, and for the control of sea lamprey.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Research projects to determine population characteristics and monitor catch, escapement and production levels of Anadromous species, construction projects to build or modernize hatcheries, operation and maintenance of hatcheries, fish screens and fish ways, tagging studies, data collection, etc.

Northeast Region: AFC work was conducted on the following projects: Connecticut Anadromous Fish Investigations; Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware River; Restoration of American Shad & River Herring in the Androscoggin River; A Study of the Striped Bass in the Marine District of New York State: Juvenile Striped Bass Fund; and Age and Time Specific Estimates of Natural and Fishing Mortality Rates for Striped Bass (Virginia).

Southeast Region: Research continues to determine status of striped bass population in Mississippi, the collection of fishery-dependent data for American shad in South Carolina, and alosid management in the Albemarle Sound area.

Southwest Region: Salmon and steelhead research, management and enhancement.

Alaska Region: Salmon Research and Management projects conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Washington.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - Potential applicants should make initial contact relative to this program at the Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that has jurisdiction over the geographic area that the project is proposed for.

Alaska: Alaska Regional Office, Shawn Carey, NMFS, P.O.

Box 12668, Juneau, AK 99802- 1668.

Telephone: (907) 586-7845.

Use the same numbers for FTS.


Northeast: Harold C.

Mears, Director, State, Federal and Constituent Programs Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Region, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930- 2298.

Telephone: (978) 281-9243.

Fax: (978) 281-9117.


Northwest Regional Office, Kevin Ford or Stephen Freese, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349.

Telephone: (206) 526-6115 or 6113).

E-mail:, or

Southeast: Cynthia Binkley, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, 263 13th Ave.

South, St.

Petersburg, FL 33701, Telephone: (727) 824-5324.

Fax: (727) 824-5364.Email:

Southwest: Patricia Culver, Federal Program Officer, 501 W.

Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Telephone: (562)980-4239.

Fax: (562)980-4047.