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New Funding Opportunity for Derelict Fishing Gear Prevention Strategies

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Fishing for Energy has a new funding opportunity available to support outreach and prevention strategies to reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear to marine and coastal environments. The deadline for full proposals is Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Fishing for Energy launched in 2008 through a partnership among Covanta, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, NOAA Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel. Its goals are to provide a cost-free solution to fishermen to dispose of old, derelict or unusable fishing gear and to reduce the amount of derelict fishing gear in and around our coastal waterways. The Fishing for Energy partners recognize that while derelict gear removal and disposal is a critical effort to reduce the threat of entanglement, entrapment and habitat scarring from marine debris, the real conservation gains are to be made in prevention of the threat, which is the focus of this request for proposals. 

Read more about the request for proposals.

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

One thought on “New Funding Opportunity for Derelict Fishing Gear Prevention Strategies

  1. hello ,here on the coast of Washington is about 3 to 4 million crabpot floats in peoples yards from off the beach could we burn all those to make some energy?? or could we maybe have a crabpot float buy back ,,,,I mean they are like weaved into our coastal property,s letalone on people,s property,s in this state 3 to 4 million haaa 50million ,,take a coastal tour of just the Olympic penn…like Astoria to port agles and then to Olympia

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