2023/2024 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside

NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting proposals under the Sea Scallop Research Set Aside (RSA) Program.

Projects funded under the Scallop RSA Program must enhance the knowledge of the scallop fishery resource or contribute to the body of

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information on which scallop management decisions are made.

Priority will be given to proposals that investigate research priorities developed by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement.

Successful applicants will be awarded scallop RSA quota.

No federal funds are provided for research under this notification.

Rather, proceeds generated from the sale of RSA quota will be used to fund approved activities and compensate scallop vessel owners.

New Program Requirements:
Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety:
Fieldwork activities may require additional safety inspections and permitting per US Coast Guard safety requirements.

Documentation must be filed with NOAA and approved prior to initiating on-water activities.

Complete information concerning this requirement is provided under section IV.B of this announcement.

Recipients will be REQIRED TO SUBMIT RECEIPTS, or other proof of purchase for any equipment or supplies costing $5,000 or more.

The receipts should be included on the next scheduled progress report after the purchase has been made.

Related Programs

Unallied Management Projects

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: Department of Commerce

Estimated Funding: $32,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, state, local, and Native American tribal governments.

Federal agencies and instrumentalities are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice.

Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management (RFM) Council, including Council members, are ineligible to submit an application under this program.

DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA Program.

In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges, and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas.

DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.

DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.

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