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2020 National Sea Grant Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

Photo: People standing next to boat lifting porous bag out of lake. Credit: National Sea Grant Office.

Photo Credit: National Sea Grant Office.

Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry Department of Commerce
NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006331

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred. These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.

All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.

Read formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006331

  • Informational webinar: February 5, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern (Register or join here)
  • Notices of intent to submit due February 26, 2020
  • Full proposals due April 22, 2020

This information is also available at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding.

Learn more about Sea Grant's work in aquaculture at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Our-Work/Aquaculture.


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