$1M in grants offered for marine restoration

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The FishAmerica Foundation, through its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center, has $1 million available for marine and anadromous sportfish habitat restoration projects in the coastal United States, the Great Lakes region and the U.S. Caribbean territories.

These grants will be awarded to community-based, on-the-ground projects to restore marine, estuarine and riparian habitats including salt marshes, mangrove forests and freshwater habitats important to anadromous fish species such as salmon and striped bass that spawn in freshwater and migrate to the sea

Projects in the Great Lakes must restore habitat for diadromous sportfish such as lake sturgeon, walleye and brook trout in the Great Lakes and applicable tributaries.

The FishAmerica Foundation will accept grant proposals through June 7. Grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded in October.

For those applicants affected by the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill, FishAmerica will accept proposals through June 21.

While FishAmerica and NOAA recognize the need to maintain flexibility in the way projects impacted by the April oil spill are carried out, funding cannot be provided through this proposal process for direct oil spill mitigation or cleanup.

"We understand that many organizations along the Gulf Coast who would normally be preparing their applications at this time instead have to prepare for the potential impacts of the oil spill," FishAmerica Foundation executive director Johanna Laderman said in a statement. "We want ensure they have the opportunity to do both."

Related

A Report from Ohio’s Hybrid Boat Show

The online/in-person show was deemed a success, but organizers say it can’t compare to a traditional boat show. “We took the best action available to us.”

Marina Conference and Expo Begins Tomorrow

Preconference workshops at the virtual event will focus on electrical code updates, BIG grant application guidance and marina operations.

Regal Names VP, North American Sales and Marketing

Jake Kuck had previously served as North American sales manager.

Williams Jet Tenders Expands

The U.K. builder is making changes to its facility to increase production and the size of its RIBs.

Industry Mourns Daniel Harper

The Siren Marine founder and CEO died unexpectedly.

Quick Hits: January 26, 2021

Oxe’s range of diesel outboards get EPA approval and the Association of Marina Industries’ Training Institute releases its certification course schedule.

Virtual Boat Show Season

With most of the winter boat shows canceled, will dealers see a slowdown in demand heading into spring?