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The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is accepting applications for the 2020 Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program.
1/23/2020
  • Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Department of Fish and Game
  • Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
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The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is accepting applications for the 2020 Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program. The goal of this Grant Program is to develop, utilize, or promote technologies that enhance the resiliency of the Massachusetts commercial fishing and aquaculture industries to climate change and enhance the environmental monitoring capacity of Massachusetts coastal waters.

Grant proposals

The Massachusetts Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program will allow for awards of up to $100,000 per project. A total of $500,000 will be obtainable contingent on availability of funds. Applicants should have experience and significant ties to the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries, or to the marine engineering, environmental monitoring, or technology development industries.

Proposals will support commercial fishing and aquaculture by developing, utilizing, or promoting technologies that enhance climate change preparedness or enhance the capacity to monitor water quality in Massachusetts coastal waters. The project can be specific to species or region and can be a piece of a larger undertaking.  Priority will be given to those proposals that aid in mitigating economic barriers resulting from climate change and generate the greatest good for the Commonwealth. Project outcomes, technologies developed, and data collected must be shared with the commercial fishing and aquaculture industry, as well as local and state natural resource managers.

How to apply

Interested parties can learn more about this opportunity and apply through the state's procurement website, Commbuys, by searching for bid number # BD-20-1046-DMF-FW003-4761.

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.

Key Actions for Applications sought for the Climate Change Resilience in Fisheries and Aquaculture Grant Program

Division of Marine Fisheries 

The Division of Marine Fisheries manages the state’s commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries and oversees other services that support the marine environment and fishing communities.

Department of Fish and Game 

The Department of Fish and Game works to preserve the state's natural resources. We exercise responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 

EEA seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.
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