NFWF announces 2013 grants

02 May 2013
NFWF has announced its latest grants. Credit: William B. Folsom/NMFS

NFWF has announced its latest grants. Credit: William B. Folsom/NMFS

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the latest grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund.

This is the third round of the program which was launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the US. The new grants will aid the design and implementation of projects that provide technical and practical support for fishing communities across the country.

“In the first two rounds of the Fisheries Innovation Fund, we invested in innovative ideas to help communities maximise limited fisheries resources, minimise bycatch and explore new monitoring technologies,” explained Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. “With our new grants, we will expand these approaches to additional areas, and focus on promoting community-supported fisheries to sustain working waterfronts.”

The Fisheries Innovation Fund supports both recreational and commercial fisheries and many of the projects originate directly from commercial and sport fishermen to address fishing community challenges and opportunities.

The 15 grants for 2013 total $1.565m, and will be matched by over $1.56m from the grantees. NFWF’s Fisheries Innovation Fund is supported by NOAA, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

For a full list of the grants, please click here.

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