2024 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside
October 23, 2023
State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Nonprofits (without 501(c)(3) status)
NMFS is accepting proposals to perform regional research surveys of the scallop resource for up to 4-years (Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, Mid-Atlantic). Multi-year applications must describe the research needs for each year of the proposed project period, and demonstrate a multi-year award is in alignment with RSA program priorities. This change focuses on only one part of the RSA survey priority regional surveys and does not apply to discrete fine-scale, high resolution surveys or other RSA priorities that may have a one- or two-year award period. Surveys would largely be supported through the sale of scallops that have been set aside from the year in which the survey is conducted.