2017/2018 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program – Proposals Due October 7, 2016

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.