FY20 Bluefin Tuna Research Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 317631
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-SE-2020-2006146
Opportunity Title: FY20 Bluefin Tuna Research Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.472
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants may be institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible. Foreign governments, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments, and international organizations are excluded for purposes of this solicitation since the objective of the BTRP is to optimize research and development benefits from U.S. marine fishery resources.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Jun 27, 2019
Close Date: Sep 20, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jun 27, 2019
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: The objective of the program is to provide a basis for advancing science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna. Such advancement will depend upon improvements in understanding of the fisheries and biology of bluefin tuna, especially regarding the effects of mixing and movement between the eastern and western Atlantic populations. Contracting Parties to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), of which the US is one, and other partners have embarked upon a multi-year research program on bluefin tuna as a step toward improving ICCAT's science-based management of Bluefin fisheries. Research sponsored under this funding opportunity represents a contribution to this partnership. Proposals that demonstrate collaborations with the ICCAT Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Research Program and other ICCAT partners are strongly encouraged.
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