NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop (scallop) research proposals to utilize scallops that have been set-aside by the Council to fund scallop research endeavors through the 2017/2018 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program. No federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Rather, proceeds generated from the sale of set-aside scallops will be used to fund research activities and compensate vessels that participate in research activities and/or harvest set-aside quota.
The 2017/2018 Atlantic Sea Scallop Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is available HERE.
Complete proposals/applications must be received on or before 5 p.m. EDT on 10/07/2016.