Successful applicants are awarded pounds of scallops that have been “set aside” to pay for research expenses; no federal funds are provided. Researchers and fishermen partner to harvest awarded scallops, and the proceeds are used to fund the research and compensate fishing industry partners.
The New England Fishery Management Council sets the research priorities, and NOAA Fisheries administers the competition, oversees awarded projects, and oversees set-aside harvest activities. The research set-aside programs are designed to inform resource management decisions and improve stock assessments. Proposals are evaluated for scientific merit and for relevance to scallop fishery management.
Full details on program priorities, eligibility, application and submission, the review and selection process, award information, and more can be found in the related documents posted with the application information.
To proceed with your application or finding out more, click the "Apply" button in the "Overview" box, and search using the grant opportunity number.
New Program Requirements and Content
Section IV.B – Content and Form of Application has been revised from previous years. There are additional application submission requirements that must be met.
Section VI.C – Reporting. Final reports must meet Section 508 Standards. These standards ensure equitable access to final reports.
For more information, contact:
Jonathon Peros, New England Fishery Management Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Silva, NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, email@example.com