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Apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program - USA

The program funds projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.

Apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program - USA

June 11, 2020

NOAA Fisheries’ 2021 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition is open for applications. This year, the priority focus areas are:

  • Promotion, development and marketing. Projects sought should:
    • Promote better business practices to increase market demand for, and value-added of, U.S. commercial and recreational fish species.
    • Develop collaborative and improved regional, national, and global public relations and marketing opportunities that can position the U.S. seafood industry to increase domestic production and better compete in global markets.
    • Include marketing strategies that involve the participation of the seafood industry locally, regionally, or nationally.
  • Science or technology that promotes sustainable U.S. seafood production and harvesting. Projects sought should:
    • Directly impact fisheries (including commercial, recreational, wild capture, and aquaculture) through the development of science and technology-based projects that lead to the strengthening of existing, or the creation of new markets and opportunities in U.S fishing communities.
    • Demonstrate a direct need or benefit to the fishing community that connects all segments of the fisheries supply chain from growing/harvesting to processing and marketing.
    • Include, within the scope of the project, participation of the seafood industry and/or fishing community.

Read more about the SK Grant Program and how to apply here. Deadline for pre-proposals submission is August 7, 2020.

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