Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Proposals Are Sought To Reduce Derelict Fishing Gear


The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced it is seeking proposals for its Fishing for Energy Partnership.

The work will be well supported by the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Covanta, and Schnitzer Steel. They combine to provide US$500,000 (~417,100 Euros) of funding for proposals that reduce the effect of derelict fishing gear on marine life.

NFWF will give priority to the following type of proposals:

  1. One that maintains or develops a new port and provides fishers with options to dispose of used gear.
  2. A proposal aimed at developing long-term logistics allowing communities to establish a fishing gear bin program.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 30th, 2021, and you can find out more info here.
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!