Unallied Management Projects

Projects provide economic, sociological, public policy, and other information needed by Federal and State natural resource administrators for conserving and managing fishery resources and protected species and their environment in Federal, State, and U.S.

territorial waters.


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derived from project studies may consist of econometric data, user profiles, sociological case studies, policy and systems analyses, and other knowledge, and is used in such decisions as resource allocations, total and zonal harvest determinations, and initial apportionment of harvesting rights under controlled access management regimes.

Primary users of project information include the National Marine Fisheries Service, Regional Fishery Management Councils, Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions, State, and other Federal resource management agencies.
Examples of Funded Projects

Alaska: Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition; Support efforts to stabilize and restore fisheries access to Gulf of Alaska Community-based small-boat fleets.

Create and activate plans to do run forecasting and restoration of Yukon River salmon.

Support program reports on current events in the fisheries arena of the major fishing nations of the Pacific Rim.

Northeast: Examining the Effect of the 2004 Pulse Fishing Event on the Georges Bank and Closed Area Benthic Community, Development of an Interactive Video Map Detailing the Georges Bank and Mid-Atlantic Benthic Community, 2005 Fishery Independent Survey of Selected Hard Bottom Areas in Southern New England, Continued Investigation of Marine Biotoxins in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Resource.

Southeast: Improved data collection for discards of shark, and south Atlantic snapper-grouper.

Cooperative research to better estimate king mackerel stock mixing and abundance.

Pilot projects to collect U.S.

Virgin Islands reef fish data, test shrimp trawl bycatch devices, and to test reef fish gear in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Improved collection of life history data on hogfish, goliath grouper, and Gulf of Mexico vermilion snapper and red grouper.

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

Box 12668, Juneau, AK 99802- 1668.

Telephone: (907) 586-7845.

Use the same numbers for FTS.

E-mail: shawn.carey@noaa.gov.

Northeast: Harold C.

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

Telephone: (978) 281-9243.

Fax: (978) 281-9117.

E-mail: Grants.Information@noaa.gov.

Northwest: Kevin Ford, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Regional Office, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115.

Telephone: (206)526-6150.

Fax: (206) 526-6426.

E-mail: Joe.Scordino@noaa.gov.

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

South, St.

Petersburg, FL 33701.

Telephone: (727)551-5760.

Fax: (727) 824-5364.

E-mail: Robert.sadler@noaa.gov.

Southwest: Patricia Culver, Federal Program Officer, Southwest Region Office, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213.

Telephone: (562) 980-4239.

Fax: (562) 980-4047.

E-mail: trisha.culver@noaa..gov.

Pacific Island: Scott Bloom.

Telephone (808) 944-2218.

E-mail: scott.bloom@noaa.gov.

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