2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)

Funder: Department of Commerce

Due Date: 3/30/2018

Budget: $2,500,000

Opportunity: NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005482


The mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish (including sponges, deep–sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals) and protected species (including marine mammals, sturgeon, seabirds, and sea turtles) as well as minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species (including post-release injury and mortality). Projects should produce outcomes that can directly influence management needs of federally managed living marine resources.

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