FY 2018 Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)


Funding Opportunity ID: 296795
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-SE-2018-2005326
Opportunity Title: FY 2018 Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)
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): 11.433
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, 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 MARFIN program is to optimize research and development benefits from U.S. marine fishery resources.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Aug 24, 2017
Close Date: Oct 31, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 24, 2017
Award Ceiling: $175,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $525,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Region, is seeking proposals under the Marine Fisheries Initiative Program (MARFIN), for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, involving the U.S. fishing industry (recreational and commercial), including fishery biology, resources assessment, socio-economic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing. This program addresses NOAA’s mission goal “Healthy Oceans.”
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