Research Set-Aside Program
Research Set-Aside (RSA) programs provide a mechanism to fund research and compensate vessel owners participating in research through the sale of fish harvested under a research quota or research days at sea (DAS). These programs, which are unique to the federal fisheries of the northeast, can be designed and implemented in a variety of ways.
The Mid-Atlantic Council's RSA program was created in 2001, and over the course of its 13 year history, the program has funded 41 research projects. In the Mid-Atlantic, funding for research projects is generated through the sale of a portion of each species quota, which can range from 0-3 percent of a fishery's total allowable landings (TAL) for a given year.
The Mid-Atlantic and New England Councils establish research priorities for each RSA program, which are used to select projects.
NEAMAP Final Report Fall 2007 - Fall 2009 - NA09NMF4540005
NEAMAP Data Report Fall 2007 - Fall 2012 - NA13NMF4540007
NEAMAP Fall 2007 - Fall 2010 Report - NA10NMF4540018
- Research Set-Aside Program (NEFSC Website)
- Research Set-Aside Program (NOAA Fisheries Northeast Region Website)
- Research Set-Aside: A Guide for Fishermen (pdf)
- Guide to developing a cooperative research project (pdf)
- Searchable Project List (NEFSC Website)