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The National Sea Grant Office welcomes proposals for its 2020 aquaculture funding initiative to address economic and market needs of the U.S. aquacultrue industry. Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred. These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.
All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.
For more information regarding this competition can be found in the official FFO or with funding opportunity number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006331 on grants.gov, as well as at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding.
Notices of intent to submit due February 26, 2020 to both Maryland Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Office.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Dr. Michael Allen, Associate Director for Research and Administration.
Dr. Fredrika Moser, Director