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Sea Pact opens 2016 Request for Grant Proposals

Sea Pact opens 2016 Request for Grant Proposals

16 Aug 2016

Sea Pact has announced that its fifth Request for Grant Proposals (RFP) is now open.

The organisation is a group of leading North American seafood companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. The group financially contributes to improve the fishing and fish farming systems from which they procure. 

Through this RFP, Sea Pact aims to select a project in line with its goals of advancing environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices – Fishery and Aquaculture Improvement Projects, habitat restoration efforts, scientific research and other projects are encouraged to apply. Sea Pact continues to focus on projects dealing with bycatch reduction, innovation in aquaculture, or social responsibility within the seafood supply chain. Projects impacting the top seafood species consumed on a global level are preferred.

Project applications are due by 9 September 2016 and the grant recipients will be announced in late 2016.

To apply for funding, organisations are asked to fill out the RFP application available on the Sea Pact website.

“We’ve learned a lot from our previous grant proposal requests,” said Guy Dean, Vice President/CSO of Albion Farms and Fisheries Ltd, and Chair of the Sea Pact Advisory Committee, “and have begun to recognise where our contributions can make the greatest impact on creating positive change within our industry. We are excited about a more focused RFP process relevant to current issues affecting the seafood industry and look forward to the submissions we receive.”

Sea Pact has funded 11 grants to nine projects in seven countries so far, with over US$225,000 in direct support and with additional funds generated of almost US$1 million across these projects.

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Source: worldfishing