Sunday, February 17, 2013

Grants for Governments, Nonprofits, Regional Organizations, Individuals, Private Sector Creating Small and Large Scale Fisheries Management Solutions

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

"Deadline: March 31, 2013 (Extended)

"Deadline Extended for Innovations to Stop Unsustainable Fishing Award

"The International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network (IMCS) has extended the deadline for the first annual Innovations to Stop Unsustainable Fishing Award. The prize is designed to promote creative solutions in the monitoring, surveillance, and control of both small and large-scale fisheries.

"The prize is open to projects that have potential to make a substantial contribution to the prevention of illegal and unregulated fishing through new technology or tools, or a practice that demonstrates innovation, success, and tangible impact. Entries should have the potential for replication and contribute to responsible fisheries governance.

"Prize winners will be flown to the 2013 Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop in Costa Rica, where they will be honored with monetary prizes. A capacity development phase will follow to expand the winning entries' potential for replication across local and regional fishing communities and facilitate the implementation of pilot projects.

"Applications are invited from individuals, governments, regional organizations, fishers organizations, community-based organizations and NGOs, the private sector, and the academic community. Entries from developing countries are encouraged.

"Eligibility and application guidelines are available at the IMCS Web site."

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