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NYSDEC Sharing Request for Proposals With Local Fishing Community & Stakeholders

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NYSDEC is sharing this request for proposals with the local fishing community and stakeholders.

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Long Island, NY - November 28, 2014 - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has released a request for proposals.  NFWF is seeking to fund projects that develop innovative approaches to sustain fishermen's livelihoods while rebuilding fish stocks. This year, NFWF anticipates awarding $1.16 million through this solicitation.

Successful proposals will develop innovative approaches to:

I. Build the capacity of fishing businesses and communities to improve their sustainability and access additional forms of financing (loans and equity).

II. Support full utilization of Annual Catch Limits and minimize bycatch of overfished and endangered, threatened, and candidate species.

III. Improve the quality, quantity, and timeliness of fisheries-dependent data used for science, management, and fishermen's business purposes.

More information on the 2015 Fishery Innovation Fund Grant, the application process, and evaluation criteria, please visit the NFWF website.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that preserves and restores our nation’s native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF establishes partnerships to invest public conservation dollars matched with private funds in the most pressing environmental needs. NFWF has a long and successful history of working with NOAA to establish public-private partnerships to support the agency's conservation priorities.

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