Grants to Develop and Test Innovative Gear Solutions for Fishing

GrantID : 1736
Grant Funding Amount Low: $250,000
Grant Amount High: $2,000,000
Deadline : May 22, 2023


The program has the following priorities such as developing accurate, open source, interoperable, and cost-efficient real-time geolocation tools for innovative gear, including allowing real-time knowledge of gear location by fixed gear fishermen and maritime users. Grants will likely range between $250,000…


Fisheries Innovation Fund: New England Gear Innovation Fund 2023

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals to promote the development and adoption of innovative gear technologies that reduce the risk of lethal or sub-lethal fishing gear entanglement for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (NARW) in fixed gear fisheries throughout New England.


The Fisheries Innovation Fund (FIF): New England Gear Innovation . . .


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Eligible Requirements

  • Fish and Wildlife
  • For profit corporations other than small businesses
  • Local Government
  • Municipalities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (Federally recognized)
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
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  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • State Governments

Eligible Regions

  • Connecticut (USA)
  • Maine (USA)
  • Massachusetts (USA)
  • New Hampshire (USA)
  • Rhode Island (USA)
  • Vermont (USA)