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:
- One that maintains or develops a new port and provides fishers with options to dispose of used gear.
- 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.