Grants for aquaculture projects in the Gulf of Mexico
December 12, 2017
By Ruby Gonzalez
The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) is requesting for proposals to develop potential aquaculture projects in the Gulf of Mexico region. The main aim is to increase seafood production through aquaculture.
A total of $450,000 has been earmarked for the grants that will be awarded to projects ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 each.
Considerations will be given to projects that can justify a greater need.
RFP goals (request for proposals) should address development of commercial techniques that focus on advancing commercial aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico and/or create pilot projects that demonstrate the feasibility of permitting an offshore aquaculture operation in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The grants will be for the funding period of April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The deadline for application is February 1, 2018.