Mark Selective Fishery Fund Committee
In the 2019 amendments to the Pacific Salmon Treaty, a Mark Selective Fishery Fund was established to assist fishery management agencies and partners with implementing mark selective fisheries in each country. The fund supports a competitive grant program to a) mass-mark or sample hatchery-produced Chinook salmon, b) estimate incidental mortality, and c) maintain and improve the ability to estimate exploitation rates on Chinook salmon indicator stocks encountered in mark selective fisheries. This work could include improvements and development of bilateral analytical tools. The US has provided US $3.575M to the fund, which the Commission expects to disburse over several years.
The US and Canada have established a Mark Selective Fishery Fund Committee to solicit proposals for the use of this funding and to make recommendations to the Pacific Salmon Commission about the projects to select.
2021 Cycle Request for Proposals
The Committee is pleased to announce its inaugural Request for Proposals for projects starting between November 2021 and October 2022. The Committee expects that up to US $750,000 will be allocated to successful projects in this initial funding round, subject to the decisions of the Commission in October 2021.
Interested parties are invited to review the Request for Proposals below and to submit applications to the Pacific Salmon Commission Secretariat by Monday, August 2nd 2021.