Funding Opportunities


Global Fund for Marine Mammal Bycatch Solutions

Ocean Associates, Inc., in collaboration with the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction and with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support capacity building for reducing marine mammal bycatch. APPLY HERE.


Whale-release rope

The Bycatch Consortium, along with the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium, is seeking proposals to develop a 3/8” diameter endline with 1700lb virgin breaking strength that is comparable to those currently used in northwest Atlantic lobster pot fisheries. See complete information here: Whale-release rope

Fisheries support for scientific research focusing on ghost gear or ETP species

The Marine Stewardship Council's Science and Research Fund (SRF) awards grants of up to £50,000 for research projects that help fisheries meet and maintain sustainability best practice. This includes projects aimed at closing conditions of MSC certification.

This year they particularly welcome projects focusing on ghost gear or endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.  

More information can be found here.