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VIMS to open grant application for improving fisheries

The Marine Advisory Program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will be accepting applications for its Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program beginning Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 15.

The purpose of this grant is for those in the commercial fishing industry who have ideas for enhancing and protecting fisheries, but lack the financial resources to experiment with such innovations.

A workshop will be held at Davis Hall on the VIMS Gloucester Point campus Oct. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. for those interested in applying. The grant process will be explained, as well as its current funding priorities and the process of developing a grant proposal package.

The grant program has four priority areas for funding, which include new fisheries equipment and gear, environmental pilot studies, aquaculture/mariculture, and seafood technology and utilization. The program has $159,000 available to fund eligible projects.

To be eligible for funding, each application must substantially ...

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